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A circular walk around Ogmore-by-Sea

A moderate walk (coast) in Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg), Wales, about 11.30km (7.02 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 81m (265ft)
Loss 96m (314ft)
Max. Elevation 90m (295ft)
Elevation (total) 177m (579ft)
Start & End
Ogmore-by-sea
Distance 11.30km
(7.02mi)
Duration ~3:30h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 20 Sep 2016
This route starts and ends at Ogmore-by-Sea on the South Wales coast. The scenery is stunning, as are the ruins of Ogmore castle near the end of the walk. Buses run to the town from nearby Bridgend, and from Cardiff.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SS865752
Take the bus to Ogmore-by-Sea to start the circuit around the town.
OS Grid SS863756
Head along the main road and take the footpath on the left.
About 0.41 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SS862754
From the headland, follow the Wales Coast Path southwards.
About 0.23 km (~0.14 miles) from
OS Grid SS868742
Leave the town behind and enjoy the coast near Black Rocks.
About 1.34 km (~0.83 miles) from
OS Grid SS885731
At Dunraven, head inland on the Valeways Millennium Heritage Trail.
About 2.03 km (~1.26 miles) from
OS Grid SS896743
When you reach the road, head into the town.
About 1.60 km (~0.99 miles) from
OS Grid SS893750
Follow the road past the church.
About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid SS891755
There's a mishmash of paths on the edge of the town, but they all lead roughly back to the start.
About 0.57 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid SS883768
A highlight of the day, best saved for last: www.castlewales.com/ogmore.html There is an option to walk to Bridgend from here, along the Afon Ogwr.
About 1.53 km (~0.95 miles) from
OS Grid SS876763
Rejoin the Wales Coast Path to reach Ogmore-by-sea again.
About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid SS863755
Finish back at Ogmore-by-Sea for the bus home.
About 1.53 km (~0.95 miles) from

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