GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Southerndown and Ogmore Coastal Walk

3 miles (5.6 km)

This walk takes you along a lovely section of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan it runs from Southerndown to Ogmore village on a fine cliff top path.
Start the walk from the coastal public car park at Southerndown. This area overlooks the lovely Dunraven Bay and is also close to the 12th century Dunraven Castle. The existingmanor housewas rebuilt as acastellatedhunting lodgein the early 19th century and was then remodelled later in the century. The surviving parts of the house and its lands are Grade IIlisted buildings.
From the car park follow the coast path north west to Ogmore-by-Sea. It's a lovely area with views over the mouth of the Ogmore River to the Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes.
The path then bends round to the east to follow the river into Ogmore village. Here you can pay a visit to the ruins of the 12th century Ogmore Castle. It's situated in a very picturesque location on the south bank of theRiver Ewennyand the east bank of theRiver Ogmore.
To continue your walking from Southerdown try our Glamorgan Heritage Coast Walk which takes you in the other direction to the Grade II listed lighthouse at Nash Point.
To extend this walk head over the river from Ogmore and visit the wonderful Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes. You could then continue on to visit the attractive coastal town of Porthcawl where there's the lovely Rest Bay beach and a pretty harbour.

Southerndown and Ogmore Coastal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Southerndown and Ogmore Coastal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Watermill is a notable pub located on the river Ewenny in Ogmore village. There's a lovely outdoor seating area with views of the picturesque countryside surrounding the pub. It's a great place to relax on summer days and watch the horses graze in the adjacent field. Indoors there's an attractive interior with a cosy atmophere. There's a very good menu and the pub is also very dog friendly. You can find it on the Ogmore Road at a postcode of CF32 0QP for your sat navs.
In Ogmore-by-Sea there's the delightful Hilary and Iain's Kitchen. This cafe bistro does great food and also has an outdoor seating area with fine sea views. You can find it at 87 Main Rd, with a postcode of CF32 0PW.

Photos

Coastal view near Southerndown - geograph.org.uk - 1019391

Coastal view near Southerndown. Signs warn walkers of the dangerous cliffs at the edge of the gently curving pastures. The sands of Dunraven Bay can be seen in the middle distance.

Pub and village street, Southerndown - geograph.org.uk - 1019476

Pub and village street, Southerndown. The pub is called the Three Golden Cups.

Dunraven Bay, Southerndown - geograph.org.uk - 305889

Dunraven Bay, Southerndown Looking down the valley adjacent to the walled gardens towards Dunraven Bay, with Porthcawl on the horizon.

Mouth of River Ogmore, Ogmore-by-Sea, Wales - geograph.org.uk - 90093

Mouth of River Ogmore, Ogmore-by-Sea, Wales

Across the bay from Ogmore-by-sea - geograph.org.uk - 1016927

Across the bay from Ogmore-by-sea

Ogmore-by-Sea - geograph.org.uk - 184282

Looking along the coast path with the village of Ogmore-by-Sea in the background.

Ogmore Castle - geograph.org.uk - 104114

Ogmore Castle. Initially constructed soon after 1100 by William de Londres as part of the Norman invasion of Wales.

Arched span of the bridge over the Ogmore - geograph.org.uk - 1016989

Arched span of the bridge over the Ogmore in Ogmore village

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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