Bridgend (Wales)

Mid Glamorgan


Slow Ways linking Bridgend (Wales) and Colwinston, Cowbridge, Pencoed, Porthcawl, Pyle, Sarn

Slow Way Route To do
Bridgend (Wales)—Colwinston
Bricol one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 112m Descent 90m
Bridgend (Wales)—Cowbridge
Bricow one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 158m Descent 161m
Bridgend (Wales)—Pencoed
Bripen one Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 168m Descent 161m
Porthcawl—Bridgend (Wales)
Portbrid one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 193m Descent 175m
Porthcawl—Bridgend (Wales)
Portbrid two Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 162m Descent 145m
Pyle—Bridgend (Wales)
Pylbri one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 130m Descent 141m
Sarn—Bridgend (Wales)
Sarbri one Pioneer me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 71m Descent 43m
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Bridgend (Wales), Mon 28 November

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Bridgend (Wales)’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SS9075879851

Lat / Lon

51.50700° / -3.57545°

Easting / Northing

290,758E / 179,851N

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All the main points are covered in the first review; the most important is that the route through Merthyr Mawr Warren (from Candleston car park to the beach near Porthcawl) is difficult to navigate as it is indeed warren-like with many more paths than are shown on the map, and few markers. It’s easier to walk through straight through the dunes between the car park and the beach (directly south of the car park). The footpath sections south of Bridgend are well-marked; there are a couple of stone-slab stiles (see pic 2)....

MaddyT

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This is a hugely rewarding walk of just about 8.5 miles with glorious sea views, fine countryside and fields all the way into the heart of Bridgend....

Black Squirrel

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Leaving Bridgend it took some concentration to cross the A48, even on a Sunday morning, and there were a few stone slabs instead of stiles - but overall, it’s a good route....

MaddyT

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After crossing Channel View for the first time the path narrows and steepens, eventually entering an open grass area. Keeping to the left hand side, approach Channel View for the second time where there is a flight of steps down to the road. To avoid the steps walk around Channel View. Problems arise at Heol Simonston. The lane opposite which crosses to Bryn Road has two entrances both of which can be accessed only by walking a short distance along Heol Simonston and then crossing the road. Alternatively from Brackla, narrow path through trees parallel to Heol Simonston, crossing Tremains Road. Under railway bridge on narrow footpath, then left into Coychurch village....

Black Squirrel

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Bridgend (Wales)—Colwinston

Slow Ways added Bricol one, a new walk from Bridgend (Wales) to Colwinston

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Bridgend (Wales)—Cowbridge

Slow Ways added Bricow one, a new walk from Bridgend (Wales) to Cowbridge

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Bridgend (Wales)—Pencoed

Slow Ways added Bripen one, a new walk from Bridgend (Wales) to Pencoed

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Porthcawl—Bridgend (Wales)

Slow Ways added Portbrid one, a new walk from Porthcawl to Bridgend (Wales)

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Porthcawl—Bridgend (Wales)

Slow Ways added Portbrid two, a new walk from Porthcawl to Bridgend (Wales)

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Pyle—Bridgend (Wales)

Slow Ways added Pylbri one, a new walk from Pyle to Bridgend (Wales)

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Sarn—Bridgend (Wales)

Slow Ways added Sarbri one, a new walk from Sarn to Bridgend (Wales)

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