• Newton To Candleston Walk

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Only a few minutes from the bustling seaside resort of Porthcawl is the charming picture postcard village of Newton (Grid Reference SS83613 77463). The village dates back from the 12th century and was once a thriving port. Candleston Castle was a 15th century fortified manor house inhabited until the last century by the powerful de Cantelupe family.

The walk from Newton Village takes you through a unique  system of sand dunes. The route is approximately 9km (5 1/2 miles). The walk should take approximately 3 to 3:30 hours to complete however, you should allow a bit more time to enjoy the views of the countryside and coast. The route uses a combination of maintainable highway, public footpaths and public bridleway, including a  section of the Heritage Coast Path.

Car Parking: There is limited on-street parking in Newton Village and there is a small Pay & Display Car Park near to Candleston Castle.

Remember to wear suitable clothes and good shoes/boots and take food and drink with you and be prepared to get fit!

Countryside Code

• Be safe- plan ahead and follow any signs
• Leave gates and property as you find them
• Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
• Keep dogs under close control
• Consider other people

Always follow the Countryside Code. You will get the best out of the countryside and help to maintain it now and for the future. When you are walking on minor roads keep to the right and make use of verges whenever you can. It should be easy to follow the route using the guide. When walking the route try and look out for the Walk logo that will be situated on stiles, gates and posts along the route. Directional waymarks with arrows will assist you as to which direction to walk in once you are on a public right of way. We also recommend you refer to the OS Explorer Map 151 Cardiff & Bridgend.

For further information about this walk, to pass on your comments and suggestions or to report any practical problems on any of the paths please contact the Rights of Way Section, O1656 643643 or by e-mail at  rightsofway@bridgend.gov.uk

Public Transport

For further information on bus times and service numbers  telephone Bridgend County Borough Council's Public Transport Section on 01656 642559 or Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33 (www.traveline.info). 


To make a reservation or to obtain information on accommodation visit Bridgendbites.com.

For further general information about the Bridgend area you can contact us via e-mail at tourism@bridgend.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can visit our website - which is at www.bridgendbites.com


18 February 2019:03:14 - 18 February 2019:03:14




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