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Walking in Glamorgan, South Wales. Guided walks, routes & local information

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Walking in Glamorgan

Whether you live in or close to the old county of Glamorgan or are visiting the area and fancy a walk, this site should give you some help.

Why Glamorgan?

Hills up to 2,000 ft, dramatic coastline with some of the best beaches in Britain, forests, waterfalls, castles, old churches, abbeys, country parks, nature reserves. You'll see all of them on the walks.

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Left, Broughton Beach. Right, above Aberdare

What's on the site?

Whats New: Always check here to see the latest new walks, information or snippets from other walkers. Also weather forecasts and tide times.

Walk Routes: Walking routes from all over Glamorgan from 1 to 30 miles with detailed descriptions, route diagrams and local information. Each route includes several photos taken on the walk.

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Left, above Abercynon. Right, Victorian lighthouse on Gower.

Guided Walks: If you prefer guided walks check here for programmes of various walking organisations which are open to all.

Coast Path: This project will eventually describe a route along the entire Glamorgan coastline. Three sections have been completed, Gower, Porthcawl to Barry and Barry to Cardiff.

Challenge Walks: These are self-guided but organised walks, usually with checkpoints and often award certificates or badges. Includes challenge walks throughout South-East Wales. 

Local Features: Information on local history, buildings, nature, geology on each of the walk routes and Bygones gives more detail on some of these features.

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Left, Margam Castle. Right, Coed y Bwl nature reserve

Publications: Leaflets, books, magazines, videos on walking in Glamorgan plus books of local interest. Also online map information.

Parks: The many public parks and Nature reserves in Glamorgan. Several of the walk routes start from or go through them.

Treegazing: Walks led by Tony Titchen looking at trees.

Walking Festivals: Guided walks offered with local walking festivals

Links: Links to other walking or local interest groups.

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Left, a stone stile on the coast passed on the Llantwit Major walk. Right, ruined windmill.

If you find broken links, encounter problems on the routes or have any suggestions you can contact me by clicking on the icon below.

Bruce McDonald


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