GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Porthkerry Country Park

4 miles (6.5 km)

Explore 220 acres of woodland, meadows and coast in this super country park near Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The route starts at the car park on the coast and takes you along the pretty pebble beach before turning inland into the woodland on nature trails. You will pass through the pretty grassland with its wildflower meadow and calming stream. You will also pass Viaduct wood with super views of the impressive Porthkerry Viaduct. The route below is designed for walkers but a nice easy cycle track runs through the centre of the park just up from the coast. It makes for a nice, safe ride for families.
Facilities in the park include an excellent cafe, chidlren's play area and a 12 hole golf course.


CF62 3BY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Porthkerry Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Porthkerry Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The park has an on site cafe selling a good range of snacks and meals. Marcos in the Park is situated in the main car park and sells a fine range of delicious cakes.

Dog Walking

The pretty park is a great place to bring your dog for a walk so you'll probably see plenty of other owners on your visit. The woodland trails and beach area make it a very popular area for dog walkers. The onsite cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For cyclists National Cycle Route 88 passes the park. The signed Sustrans route will take you from Barry Island to Ewenny, just outside Bridgend.
The Valeways Millennium Heritage Trail passes the park and provides an opportunity for continuing your walking in the area. The epic circular trail explores the beautiful countryside of the Vale of Glamorgan and the stunning Glamorgan Heritage Coast.
The park is also located near the city of Cardiff where there are lots more walking trails to try. See the Cardiff Walks page for more details.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Busy day at Porthkerry Park, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales (27404153876)

View of the parking area and viaduct of the park on a summer day in 2016. A busy day at Porthkerry Park in the Vale of Glamorgan. Modern cars make a contrast with the viaduct which carries the Barry to Bridgend line high above the valley. The bridge was opened at the turn of the Twentieth Century

Footbridge over Talwg brook, Porthkerry Country Park - - 423847

Footbridge over Talwg brook, Porthkerry Country Park

The pitch and putt golf course at Porthkerry - - 484231

The pitch and putt golf course at Porthkerry

Porthkerry Viaduct and House - - 2101425

Aerial photo of Porthkerry Park and Portkerry Viaduct, near Barry, South Wales, with Viaduct Wood in the foreground and Knockmandown Wood in the background.

Valley west of Porthkerry viaduct, Barry - - 1051845

Valley west of Porthkerry viaduct, Barry

St Curig's church (east elevation) - Porthkerry - - 1481639

St Curig's church (east elevation). The ancient church dates all the way back to the 13th century and can be found in the little hamlet of Porthkerry.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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