Glamorgan Heritage Coast walk: Wales Coast Path Be captivated on this 9-mile Glamorgan Heritage Coast trail. Forming a section of the Wales Coast Path, its cliffs, nature reserves and ancient churches offer spectacular sights along the way. St Illtud’s Church, Llantwit Major Church of St Illtud in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan by Canis Major St Illtud’s Church is a great place to start or end your walk. Stroll around the interior of the magnificent 13th century church; admire the medieval wall paintings depicting St Mary Magdalene and St Christopher and search for the rare 13th century Jesse stone. Visitors can also find out about the oldest religious education centre in Britain, dating back to 500 AD and watch the progress on the restoration for the 15th century Galilee Chapel. Glamorgan Heritage Coast Tresilian Bay, Glamorgan Heritage Coast by Paula J James Walking the Glamorgan Heritage Coast is enough to put a spring in your step, with the waters lapping the shore and the shingle cracking beneath your feet. See it up close as you follow the steps down into Tresilian Bay; notice how the Lias Limestone and Shales have eroded the cliffs to create caves such as Reynard’s Cave. These cliffs aren’t for the faint-hearted, so watch out for the warning signs and keep your pooches on a short lead. Nash Point Lighthouse Nash Point Lighthouse, Glamorgan Heritage Coast Nash Point Lighthouse is a shining beacon of light for unwary sailors and once was a mournful warning of danger on a foggy night. In 1831 Nash Sands claimed the lives of 78 souls aboard the ‘Frolic’ passenger ship, which acted as a catalyst for building the lighthouse. Get the family out walking and stop off at the lighthouse if you have energy to spare. Want to hear the fog horn? Time your walk for the first Saturday and third Sunday of the month. Holy Trinity Church, Marcross One of three churches on this walk, Holy Trinity church dates back to the 12th century. Look out for the Leper window on the south side of the chancel. Parishioners with leprosy and other contagious diseases weren’t allowed inside the church to take holy sacrament. Sadly this was the only way for them to watch the parish priest giving holy sacrament. There’s now just a few stiles left to negotiate before you finish back at Llantwit Major. St Donats Castle Atlantic College St Donat's Castle, Glamorgan Heritage Coast Vale of Glamorgan charity Valeways has a ‘Churches, College and Lighthouse’ circular walk, which gives you a great opportunity to view the magnificent 12th century St Donat’s Castle from the coastline and further inland. Randolph Hurst, the newspaper magnate, owned it for a while, with Charlie Chaplin and J.F Kennedy among his guests here. Atlantic College has been based here since 1962. Want to find out about opening times? Cardiff City Council has all the latest info. Find out about appropriate clothing and footwear as well as more info on protecting and enjoying the countryside in the Countryside Code. Try the routes on Natural Resources Wales’ interactive map Outdoor Wales onLine or you can download this route via the ViewRanger app. Search tour operators near the Glamorgan Heritage Coast Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items South Wales walks South Wales has some great walks and scenery, all within a stones throw of the major cities. Walk Porthcawl - Aberthaw David Atkinson walks the Wales Coast Path along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. (14 miles) Must do in Glamorgan Where to go and what to see across Glamorgan's coast and countryside - a place worth exploring. Glamorgan Heritage Coast Including the venue for the 2017 Senior Open Championship. Top autumn walks in Wales Enjoy these awesome autumnal walks in Wales Best foot forward With over 270 organised walks in Wales this month, May is the month to get walking.