Valeways Millennium Heritage Trail

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Start: St Fagans
Grid Ref: ST119770
Distance: 63 miles (101 km)
 
Climbing: 1,927 metres
Walk time: 30-37 hours
Days: 4-6

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Valeways Millennium Heritage Trail is a circular walking route around the Vale of Glamorgan through landscapes of historical and scenic interest, with inland and coastal sections. The meandering circular route runs through the Vale of Glamorgan by way of Peterston-super-Ely, Barry, Cowbridge, Llantwit Major, St Brides Major and Llanharry, with spurs to Ewenny Priory and St. Fagans. The terrain is varied and includes coastal paths on the Heritage Coast, pasture land in the Vale, and industrial archaeology sites, as well as prehistoric sites such as Tinkinswood and the St Lythans burial chambers. The 14-mile Glamorgan Heritage Coast provides a coastal route of ecological diversity taking in rocky and sandy beaches, sand dunes and cliffs.

From beginning to end the trail which begins at the Welsh Folk Museum near St Fagans visits the site of the Second English Civil war Battle of St Fagans, Llansanffraid-ar-Elai, Llanbedr-y-fro, Peterston Moors, Afon Elai, Tre-Dodridge, Vale of Glamorgan Golf Club, Llanharry, Coed y Stanby, Penllyn, Pentre Meyrick, Colwinston, Llampha Court, Castle-upon-Alun, Blackhall, St Brides Major, Dunraven Bay, Cwm Bach, Broughton (Monknash), Cwm Nash, Cae'r Eglwys, St Donat's, Tresilian Bay, Cwm Col-huw, Llantwit Major, Boverton, Llanmaes, Gadlys, Llanmihangle, Sigingstone, Llanblethian, Llandough, St Mary Church, Flemingston, Llanbethery, Llancarfan, Penmark, Rhoose, Dams Bay, The Bulwarks, Porthkerry, Bull Cliff, The Knap, Porthkerry Country Park, Cwm Cidi, Barry, Dyffryn, St Nicholas and Wyndham Park.


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