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

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Vale of Glamorgan

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These walks show approximate elapsed times for someone walking briskly in fair conditions without stopping. It will take you longer if you stop for breaks, are walking in a group or if it is wet or muddy underfoot. For example the Wick walk can be covered in 3 hours but a group of 12 of us took 4 hours 25  minutes in early March.

Cosmeston - walks from to 12 miles  

Ewenny Short Walk - 4 miles

Ewenny Long Walk - 11 miles

Kenfig circular - 7 miles.

Llantwit Major circular - 4.5 miles

Llantwit Major circular - 6.5 miles

Merthyr Mawr Walk - 6 miles

Monknash Walk - 5 miles

Nash Point circular - 4 miles UPDATED 12/02/11

Combined Nash Point and Lantwit Major walks - 9 miles

Ogmore to Southerndown circular 6 miles.

Porthcawl Walk - 9.6 miles

Porthkerry Park circular - 4/5 miles.

Wenvoe short walk - 4 miles

Wenvoe longer walk - 7 miles

Wick to Southerndown circular 8.5 miles.

Cardiff and the Valleys

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Abercynon walks - 5 and 13 miles

Aberdare walks - 4, 9 and 14 miles   

Blaenrhondda - 2  and 6 miles  

Bryngarw walk - 12.6 miles     

Cardiff Bay - 6 miles

Coryton walk - 3.5 miles

Ely/Trelai and Wenvoe circular - 10.3 miles

Kenfig to Margam circuit - 15 miles

Llanharan walk - 9 miles

Llanwonno walks - 3.4, 3.7 and 7.5 miles

Margam walks - 3, 4 and 12 miles 

Merthyr Tydfil walks - 2,4 and 12 miles  SEE WHATS NEW SECTION

Parc Slip, Bridgend, walks - 3 short and 10 miles

Rhondda walk - 7 miles UPDATED

Gower and West Glamorgan

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Aberdulais walks - 4 and 3.5 miles

LLiw Valley walks - 2, 4, 5 and 10 miles

Rhossili, Llangennith, Llanmadoc - 7, 11 and 16 miles  

Worms Head walks - 3 & 4 miles

Oxwich - 9 miles

Gnoll Estate, Neath - 4 miles

Glamorgan Coast Path

Glamorgan Coast 1 - Gower, Loughor to Mumbles - 52 miles

Glamorgan Coast 2 - to follow (Mumbles to Porthcawl)

Glamorgan Coast 3 - Porthcawl to Barry Island - 30 miles

Glamorgan Coast 4 - Barry Island to Cardiff - 11 miles


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Cliff top near Dunraven passed on the Wick and Ewenny walks

Other on-line routes

These walks can be found on the Cardiff Ramblers web site - just click on the walk to be routed direct.

Cosmeston to Sully Circuit (Ramblers) 5 miles.

Dinas Powys Lavernock (Ramblers)

Dinas Powys Michaelstone Le Pit (Ramblers)

Wenvoe West Circular (Ramblers)

From St Fagans (Ramblers)

Around Pendoylan (Ramblers) 4 miles

Wenvoe Circular (Ramblers) 5 miles

Cosmeston to Lavernock (Ramblers) 6 miles

These walks have been published in magazine.

Bonvilston Circular

Llancarfan Circular

Pendoylan Circular

Cosmeston Circular

Highlight Trail

Siginstone Triangle Walk

The Hidden Vale

Several walks around Llantrisant including Talbot Green, Rhiwsaeson and Pen-y-Coedcae, Groes Faen and Cilely produced by Taff Ely (Llantrisant) Ramblers

6 walks in the Caerphilly area which can be downloaded from here covering the Darran Valley, Pen y Fan pond, Twmbarlwm, Caerphilly/Rudry, Sirhowy Valley, Parc Penallta. Also available as printed leaflets from caerphilly Council

Valeways. Several walks in the Vale.

BBC Online has a walks site with a walk around Oxwich. There is often also other walks information.

The British Walking Federation site includes a walk round Cardiff. For more on the BWF go to the Links page.

The route of the Gower Way which runs the length of the Gower Peninsular can be found by clicking here and following the 'G.WAY' button.

Upland Gower Challenge Walk from the website of the Pontarddulais Walking Club. Description of route along with local information.

5 walks on Gower to download from the National Trust website. Select 'Countryside and Environment', then 'Neptune Walks'. The 5 walks are Bishopston Valley, Penmaen Burrows, Pennard Cliffs, Rhossili Bay, Whiteford Burrows.