Llanfair Walk / St. Mary Church

This walk follows a path through the mid valley of the River Thaw and links the three rural villages of St. Mary Church, Llandough and St. Hilary which lie within the Community of Llanfair. The undulating route, with an elevation ranging from 30 to 270 feet above sea level, provides splendid wide ranging views to the north and the south. A short section through St. Hilary and near St. Mary Church is along quiet country lanes but, in the main, the walk follows footpaths through tranquil pastures and patches of attractive deciduous woodland. Historic buildings on or near the route are many and varies and include three medieval churches, three castles and one of the best-known pubs in South Wales. There is an optional spur to Beaupre Castle.

Distance: Main walk is 6� miles.

Map: Explorer 151 - Cardiff and Bridgend.

Parking: Some roadside in centre of St. Mary Church (GR 002716), roadside in Llanblethian (GR 989739), Choice of car parks in Cowbridge

Public Transport: St. Mary Church and St. Hilary are on bus route V2 (Cowbridge to Llantwit Major). Accessing Llanblethian necessitates a ¾ mile walk from Cowbridge which is served by the Cardiff - Bridgend bus route.

Refreshments: The Bush Inn, St. Hilary; a wealth of options in Cowbridge.

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