Ridge & Valley Walk

As this walk has the shape of a figure of eight, it comprises two distinct sections. There is a loop of the walk north of Peterston and another to the south. The one feature common to these loops is that they share a rough similarity in length; in all other respects they are very different. The northern loop is a gentle, but interesting river valley walk that includes the intricate meanders of the Ely and a nearby site of special scientific interest (SSS1). The southern loop takes you on to a ridge, which, after some not too hard climbing, gives you the bonus of excellent views and the opportunity of seeing that part of the village of St. Nicholas tucked back from the A48.

Distance: Whole walk 7 miles; northern loop 4 miles, southern loop 3 miles. Note that the northern loop has 28 stiles.

Map: OS Explorer 151 Cardiff and Bridgend.

Parking: Limited parking near the footbridge at Peterston; small car park near the church at St. Nicholas.

Public Transport: Service No. 320 Talbot Green - Cardiff serves Peterston. Service X2 Cardiff - Bridgend serves St. Nicholas.

Refreshments: The Sportmans Rest and Three Horseshoes in Peterston.

Toilets: At the refreshment locations. 

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