Walks to do in South East Wales

Nestled within range of two major cities, there's still plenty of open space to explore in South Wales.

Blaencwm, Rhondda Valleys

A walk through the Rhondda, past waterfalls and former industrial landscape.

The Blorenge Mountain, Monmouthshire

The Iron Mountain trail is a figure-of-eight walk, with Keeper's Pond at its centre.

Flat Holm Island, Bristol Channel

A race against the tide looking at wartime relics on the beautiful Flat Holm island.

Kenfig Nature Reserve, Porthcawl

A walk through a huge dune system that once stretched from Ogmore to Gower.

Gwent Levels, Newport

Follow in the footsteps of Roman drainage engineering from Goldcliff to Redwick.

Goytre Wharf, Monmouthshire

Atmospheric medieval pathways, wonderful views and plenty of history.

Llanthony Priory, Monmouthshire

A hill walk through the Vale of Ewyas within the Black Mountains.

Llantilio Crossenny, Monmouthshire

A moderate stroll across undulating countryside, starting and ending at Llantilio Crossenny church.

Llantwit Major to Nash Point

A walk along the Heritage Coast from Llantwit Major to Nash Point lighthouse.

Merthyr Mawr near Ogmore

Test your legs on one of Europe's largest sand dunes as we walk from Merthyr Mawr to Southerndown.

The Pilgrim's Route, Cwmbran

A circular walk of around 10 miles with some steep downhill sections and plenty of horseflies in summer.

Trefil near Tredegar

Beyond the town and wild west back drop lies a giant bronze age cairn and Chartist's cave with dark tunnels and deathly secrets.

Clytha to the Chainbridge Inn, Usk

Along the route is the 18th century folly of Clytha Castle, Coed Y Bwnydd Iron Age hillfort and Betws Newydd Church.


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