Cliffs, Dunes and Common

These walks feature the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and hinterland in all its variety.  Although climbs are few and relatively short, in clear conditions, superb vistas can be enjoyed from many viewpoints along the route.  Mainly the paths cross well drained, unfenced land, uninterrupted by stiles and free of mud even after prolonged rain.  The physical geography of the area provides a wide variety of scenic features and wildlife habitat.  Nature lovers will delight in the chance to observe the rare but conspicuous Chouch, which now breeds locally.  Both walks link into the medieval landmarks of Ogmore Castle and St Bride's Church.  On fine summer weekends and public holidays, the areas close to the coastal car parks can become very crowded and so are not for seekers of solitude!

Distance:  Main walk 7 miles; shorter (inland) walk 4 miles.

Parking: Large car parks at Ogmore by Sea and Dunraven Bay (pay in the Summer).  By village store in St Brides Major.

Public Transport: Buses nos. 45 & 46 Bridgend - Llantwit Major, where there are railway stations.

Refreshments & Toilets: Pelican in Her Piety (Ogmore Village), The Farmer's Arms and The Fox & Hounds (St Brides Major), The Three Golden Cups (Southerndown).  Public conveniences and occasional refreshments counters at Dunraven Bay and Ogmore-by-Sea car parks.

For a map of this walk please click here

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