Short walks in South Wales Coast & Severn Estuary

Cardiff Bay Barrage Coast Path
1.8 miles / 2.9 km

From the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay to the seaside town of Penarth, this path is great for cyclists and wheelchair users as well as walkers. A walk round the whole of Cardiff Bay is 6.2 miles. Find out more about the Cardiff Bay Barrage Coast Path walk.

Southerndown to Ogmore
2.1 miles / 3.4 km

There are steep gradients from Southerndown, but you are rewarded with outstanding coastal views along the route. Across the estuary at Ogmore are the magnificent sand dunes of Merthyr Mawr. Find out more Southerndown to Ogmore walks:

Llantwit Major to Nash Point Lighthouse
2.5 miles / 4 km

This walk takes you past St Donat’s Castle, home to Atlantic College, and previously owned by American newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Find out more about Llantwit Major to Nash Point Lighthouse walk.

4.5 miles / 7 km

This circular walk takes you along rural footpaths with plenty of coastal views. Starting at Redwick’s historic church, where a mark in the porch indicates the height of the devastating flood of 1607. Find out more about the Redwick walk:

Kenfig Visitor Centre to Porthcawl
4.5 miles / 7km

Kenfig National Nature Reserve is home to wild orchids, insects and other wildlife and is a great start to this enjoyable walk which takes in some of the best surfing and watersports beaches in Wales. On the way, you will pass near the historic and, some say, haunted Sker house, used as the basis of R D Blackmore’s novel, The Maid of Sker. (Bus)