The Bonvilston Circulars

Caution! - Please note that when you get to the last sentence of the "Local Walk " section on the leaflet, at this point the path can be difficult to walk. The Vale of Glamorgan Council are aware of the issue and are working to overcome the problem.

This leaflet offers three walks in the Bonvilston area. The core walk is the Bonvilston Circular, which as its name implies takes the walker around the village. For those who prefer a shorter walk there is the Bonvilston Local. For the more energetic there is an Extended walk.

Most of these walk routes make use of the Vale's central ridge so are elevated, around 300 - 400 ft above sea level, and as a consequence they offer superb views, both to the north and south. There are many other attractions in the walks. They include picturesque small lakes, animal collections, sites of historical interest, attractive woodland and three licensed premises that provide food. Only on the extended walk are there any significant climbs. Users of the Explorer 151 map will find other short walks available in the locality.

Distance: Just over 5 miles. There are other walks of 3½ and 7½ miles.

Map: OS Explorer 151

Parking: The Red Lion or Aubrey Arms (Route guide starts at Red Lion).

Public Transport: Cardiff - Bridgend route X2.

Refreshments: At the licensed premises and village shop.

Toilets: Those at refreshments points, none on out-of-village routes.

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