The final stage of the walk includes Traeth yr Afon beach, the National Nature Reserve at Merthyr Mawr and the Castle and stepping stones at Ogmore.
Enjoy the fascinating geology of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, with its crumbly limestone and shale cliffs and spectacular ‘wavecut platform’ rocky beaches. The route passes the twin lighthouses at Nash Point and the imposing St Donats Castle – first a medieval castle, then the home of American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and now an international college with its own lifeboat station. Take in the formerly bustling coal port of Barry and the clifftop town of Penarth before dropping down to cross the Cardiff Bay Barrage, finishing in Cardiff Bay.
Stage 11 Sponsor: The Priory Group
30 October: Schoolhouse Daycare
31 October: Arqiva
|Date||Start - End||Distance||Ascent|
|30 Oct||Porthcawl - Dunraven Bay||10.76 miles |
|430 ft |
|Details Porthcawl - Dunraven Bay|
|31 Oct||Dunraven Bay - Aberthaw||11.78 miles |
|1359 ft |
|Details Dunraven Bay - Aberthaw|
|1 Nov||Aberthaw - Swanbridge||16.57 miles |
|1156 ft |
|Details Aberthaw - Swanbridge|
|2 Nov||Swanbridge - Cardiff Bay||6.41 miles |
|496 ft |
|Details Swanbridge - Cardiff Bay|
We are delighted to be sponsoring and taking part in this venture, which will raise money for the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal, and for Combat Stress, which does so much in caring for the mental health needs of some of our Service Veterans.
Tom Riall, Priory Group Chief Executive