Castle-upon-Alun Circular

A glance at the map below clearly shows that this walk is more than just one circular walk. There are three distinct sections to it. So, as well as providing a walk of about 7 miles, the walker can permutate the sections to provide a walk that meets his or her wishes. A range of walks of between 2 and 7 miles is possible. You must add on another mile or so if you wish to visit Ewenny Priory. Whichever walk is taken there are attractive downlands, a deep wooded valley and in spring delightful displays of flowers. Other features include a clapper bridge, a nature reserve, an elegant Priory and two public houses.

Distance: 7 miles but with shorter options.

Map: OS Explorer 151 Cardiff and Bridgend.

Parking: Car park at St Brides Major. Limited roadside parking at Castle upon Alun and at Corntown.

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

Refreshments:  Fox & Hounds and Farmers Arms at St Brides Major

Toilets: linked with refreshment points.

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