Search More

The Glamorgan Heritage Coastal Path

Southern Wales Coast Category Outdoor Activities, For the Family
The Glamorgan Heritage Coastal Path image

 The Glamorgan Heritage Coast features dramatic cliffs, amazing rock formations, secluded romantic coves,all backed by rolling countryside. Due to its treacherous nature the coast was once famous for wrecks and smugglers. The unique characteristics and conditions of the seashore have resulted in a coastline that is home to a vast array of species, while it is also a real draw for bird-watchers who can look out for Bar-Tailed Godwits, Choughs, Fulmars and Peregrine Falcons.

One of the best ways to explore the area, especially its most remote parts is by walking. Along the route you will discover:

  • Lavernock Point where Marconi received the first message in Morse code tapped out from Flat Holm island in the Bristol Channel
  • Nash Point Lighthouse, the last manned Lighthouse in Wales where tours are offered.
  • the ruins of Ogmore Castle, idyllically situated beside the River Ewenny
  • One of the most fascinating landscapes in the U.K. , Merthyr Mawr Warren. The sand dunes are the biggest in Europe

 

Area Map with local Accommodation

Get directions
reverse
  • Event Location
  • B&B
  • Self-Catering
  • Hostel
  • Caravan
  • Camping
  • Room Only
  • Multiple

You may also like

  • The historic Town of Cowbridge

    Cowbridge, Vale of...

    Set in a beautiful and secluded area of countryside, Cowbridge is an elegant market town with a wealth of historic buildings, some dating back to Roman times....

    More information
    • Food and Drink
    • Museums & Galleries
    • Shopping
    • For the Family
  • Cowbridge Physic Garden

    Off the High Street...

    The idea was planted centuries ago....with rich historical roots, a glorious garden has been recreated in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan

    More information
    • Outdoor Activities
    • For the Family
  • Dyffryn Gardens

    Located 1.5 miles...

    A garden of excellence, diversity and beauty. Dyffryn House and Gardens have recently been leased by the National Trust.

    More information
    • Outdoor Activities
    • For the Family
  • St. Fagans National History...

    Cardiff

    A great day out at Wales' most popular heritage attraction. St. Fagans is an open air museum on the western outskirts of Cardiff.

    More information
    • Museums & Galleries
    • For the Family