• Bridgend Circular Walk 3

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Linking nine Communities within the Borough and the Vale of Glamorgan is the Bridgend Circular Walk. This walk has been developed in partnership with the Ramblers Association, Countryside Council for Wales, and the Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council. This is a large walk totalling a distance of approximately 20 miles (32km) and has been split into three more manageable sections.
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Bridgend Circular Walk 3

13km (8 Mile) section of the Bridgend Circular Walk. You should be able to complete this section of the walk in 4 hours but allow more time if you are thinking of visiting some of the sites identified or if you simply want to enjoy the countryside. The villages ofCoychurch, and  St. Brides Major have most of the things you will need by way of facilities.

Suitability: Not suitable for wheelchairs/buggies or small children. Cyclists/horses not allowed

Parking: Parking at Sarn Park & Ride and Merthyr Mawr

Public Transport: Bus Service Information from Bridgend Bus Station is available. Alternatively Traveline Cymru will help you plan your entire journey.

Information and Advice

The going is generally easy although a few sections of the route are steep and may also be wet in places. Remember to wear suitable clothes and good shoes/boots and take food and drink with you.

Follow the Countryside Code and when you are on roads, keep to the right and make use of verges whenever you can.

When walking the route try and look out for the Bridgend Circular Walk logo that will be situated on stiles, gates and posts along the route. Directional waymarks with yellow and blue arrows will assist you as to which direction to walk in once you are on a public footpath or bridleway. We also recommend you refer to the OS Explorer Map 151 Cardiff and Bridgend.

For further information about this walk, to pass on your comments and suggestions or to report any practical problems on footpaths in the Bridgend Area please contact the Rights of Way 01656 643643. For any practical problems on the section of route in the Vale of Glamorgan area contact the Rights of Way Officer on 01446 704810.

Public Transport

There are number of bus routes that link to this section of the Bridgend Circular Walk Coychurch village has 3 regular bus services departing from Main Road 44, 62 and 244. The services operate every 15 minutes, daytime Monday to Saturday and travel to Bridgend via Brackla the Journey time is 12 minutes. If you wish to get to or from St. Brides Major there are 2 services to chose from. The 145 - Bridgend and Llantwit Major via Ogmore-by-sea every hour in each direction, Monday to Saturday and 6 services on a Sunday. Please note; the 145 departs from  outside the Farmers Arms PH. The 146 service travels between Bridgend and Cardiff Wales Airport 3 times a day, Monday to Saturday.The journey time from St. Brides Major to Bridgend is 16 minutes.

Corntown is linked to Bridgend and Cowbridge with  the V4 service. There are 5 services in each direction,  Monday to Saturday. Journey time to Bridgend and Cowbridge is 15 minutes.  Ewenny is serviced by bus services 145, 146 and V4.  There is one bus service linking Treoes to Bridgend and Cowbridge. It operates 5 times a day, Monday to Saturday. Journey time to Bridgend is 10 minutes and to Cowbridge 30 minutes.

For further information on bus times and service numbers telephone the National Bus Enquiry number on 0870 6082608.  

Car Parking

The car park at Merthyr Mawr is a rough surface situated on the bank of the River Ogmore near the swing bridge.

Accommodation

To make a reservation or to obtain information on accommodation contact one of the Heritage Coast Tourist Information Centres telephone 01656 786639) or 01446 796086. For further general information about the Bridgend area you can contact us via e-mail at tourism@bridgend.gov.uk or for information on the Vale of Glamorgan area contact tourism@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Alternatively, you can visit us at www.bridgendbites.com

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23 October 2018:22:44 - 23 October 2018:22:44

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