Border Vale Walks

Though at the northern edge of the Vale, this area's attractions readily bear comparison with other areas further south.  It possesses a landscape that it slightly higher; more wooded and has more lakes.  Livestock farming dominates, so the walker is less liable to encounter crop blockages during summer months.  The main walk traverses fertile farmland, both coniferous and deciduous woods and open limestone down land.  The walk also skirts two historic houses, a beautiful lake and just touches on the southern extremity of the once important S Wales mining area.  One of the shorter walks goes past a flourishing fish farm. 

Distance: Main walk 7 miles; short option A, 3 miles; option B, 3.5 miles.

Parking: Road side in Ystradowen.  Parking elsewhere on route is very limited.

Public Transport: E11 bus service between Cowbridge and Talbot Green, running approximately hourly (not on Sundays). 

Refreshments: White Lion at Ystradowen.

PDF of Walk

< back

Donate through Give as you Live Donate    Logos

Valeways, Unit 7, Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, Barry CF62 9DA
Telephone: 01446 749000 E-mail:

Web site design by Centrury Web Design