Valeways

Led Walking Programme

Due to the relaxing of lockdown rules by the Welsh Assembly Government we are pleased to announce that the Valeways Guided Walk Programme will resume on Wednesday 28 April 2021.

To download the complete programme please click here.


A Covid-19 risk assessment has been written that will be used alongside the usual Walk Leader's risk assessment to provide a safe walking experience. 

Please click here to read the Valeways Walkers Covid-19 Guidelines, which must be followed.

Visit this website and our Facebook page to receive updated news. In the meantime, enjoy walking safely by following the Welsh Government advice

Where possible we advise you should also:
  • avoid touching surfaces with your hands, consider wearing gloves.
  • consider using alternative routes that do not pass through gardens or farm yards where social distancing may be difficult or the possibility of entering an isolation area.
  • consider avoiding popular locations and busy times of day if you can.



The Valeways Guided Walks are designed to support the health and wellbeing of residents in the Vale of Glamorgan.

New Classification of Walks 

Coffee Shop Strollers and Health & Well Being Walks are easy up to 1 hour, no stiles, steps or steep inclines.

Boot Progression Walks: Approximately 1.5 hours, gentle terrain with limited stiles, steps or steep inclines.

BootBoot Secondary Walks: Approximately 2 - 2.5 hours with some stiles, steps or steep inclines.

BootBootBoot Extended Walks: Approximately 3 - 4 hours. Many stiles, steps or steep inclines. Bring drink and a snack.

iaithgwaith This sign indicates a bilingual walk. Welsh speakers and learners especially welcome.

dementia logoThis sign indicates a Dementia Friendly Walk.


Be prepared - In rural areas you may encounter stiles, uneven surfaces, steep sections, soft wet ground.

Remember - Appropriate footwear and clothing, children to be accompanied by an adult, park responsibly, follow the countryside code.

Sorry NO DOGS on any of the walks.

Please click here to download the current programme. 


Apr 2021 Time Walk Start Leader Tel
28 Wed 10:30am Coffee Shop Strollers - Barry Barry, Bron Y Mor car park, Cold Knap Mike 07510 695768
28 Wed 2:30pm dementia logo Coffee Shop Strollers - Cowbridge Cowbridge Physic Garden Fountain Paul 07974 772102
29 Thu 2:30pm Coffee Shop Strollers Penarth Penarth, cliff top car park Paul 07974 772102
May 2021 Time Walk Start Leader Tel
02 Sun 2:00pm BootBoot Cowbridge Blossoming Cowbridge Town Hall car park Rebecca 07890 941502
05 Wed 10:30am Coffee Shop Strollers - Cosmeston Cosmeston outside Visitor Centre Babs 07765 432676
05 Wed 2:30pm Coffee Shop Strollers Llantwit Major Llantwit Major Town Hall car park Alan 07751 620326
06 Thu 10:30am Living with Cancer Strollers Cosmeston Country Park outside Visitor Centre CF64 5YU Lynne 07729 991491
09 Sun 2:00pm BootBoot Hensol Circular Welsh St. Donats, Hensol Forest car park CF71 7SW Peter 07980 643869
09 Sun 2:00pm BootBoot Scenic Views St. Nicholas Natural Burial Ground car park CF5 6SB Paul 07974 772102
12 Wed 10:30am Coffee Shop Strollers Barry Barry, Bron Y Mor car park, Cold Knap Mike 07510 695768
12 Wed 2:30pm dementia logoCoffee Shop Strollers - Cowbridge Cowbridge Physic Garden Fountain Rebecca 01446 749000
13 Thu 9:30am BootBootBoot In & About Welsh St. Donats - 7 miles Welsh St. Donats,Hensol Forest car park CF71 7SW Alan 07551 620326
13 Thu 2:30pm Coffee Shop Strollers Penarth Penarth, cliff top car park Paul 07974 772102
16 Sun 2:00pm BootBoot Castle-upon-Alun Bluebells St Bride's Post Office CF32 0SB Rebecca 07890 941502
19 Wed 10:30am Coffee Shop Strollers - Cosmeston Cosmeston outside Visitor Centre Babs 07765 432676
19 Wed 2:30pm Coffee Shop Strollers - Llantwit Major Llantwit Major, Town Hall car park Alan 07551 620326
19 Wed 6:30pm BootBoot  It's a climb to St. Nicholas - 3 miles Peterston-super-Ely, The Sportsmans Rest CF5 6LH Alan 07551 620326
24 Mon 11:00am Boot Orchids, Woods and Castles Wenvoe, The Walston Castle, rear car park CF5 6DD Babs & Jan 07765 432676
26 Wed 10:30am Coffee Shop Strollers - Barry Barry, Bron Y Mor car park, Cold Knap Mike 07510 695768
26 Wed 2:30pm dementia logo Coffee Shop Strollers Cowbridge Cowbridge Physic Garden Fountain Rebecca 01446 749000
27 Thu 10:00am BootBootBoot To a Castle - 7 miles St. Athan, The Roost, Rock Rd. CF62 4PG John 07791 138002
27 Thu 10:30am Walk for Carers Barry Island Railway Station Lynne 07729 991491
27 Thu 2:30pm Coffee Shop Strollers Penarth Penarth, cliff top car park Paul 07974 772102
30 Sun 2:00pm BootBoot Penmark to Fonmon and back Rhoose Railway Station Phil 07799 532767
30 Sun 2:00pm Boot Around Nature Reserve Gileston, beach car park CF62 4HX Paul 07974 772102
Jun 2021 Time Walk Start Leader Tel
02 Wed 10:30am Coffee Shop Strollers - Cosmeston Cosmeston Country Park outside Visitor Centre CF64 5YU Babs 07765 432676
02 Wed 2:30pm Coffee Shop Strollers - Llantwit Major  Llantwit Major Town Hall car park Alan 07551 620326
03 Thu 10:30am Living with Cancer Strollers Cosmeston Country Park outside Visitor Centre CF64 5YU Lynne 07729 991491
06 Sun 2:00pm BootBootBoot To the Salmon Leaps and back via Ice House Leckwith Village lay-by CF11 8AR Dave 07707 898720
06 Sun 2:00pm BootBoot Castle-upon-Alun Circle St. Brides Major, Post Office, opposite The Fox, CF32 0SB Peter 07980 643869
09 Wed 10:30am Coffee Shop Strollers Barry Barry, Bron Y Mor car park, Cold Knap Mike 07510 695768
09 Wed 2:30pm dementia logo Coffee Shop Strollers - Cowbridge Cowbridge Physic Garden Fountain Rebecca 07890 941502
10 Thu 9:30am BootBootBoot The Villages of Cowbridge - 7 miles Cowbridge, Forage, off A48 CF71 7FF Alan 07551 620326
10 Thu 2:30pm Coffee Shop Strollers - Penarth  Penarth, cliff top car park Paul 07974 772102
13 Sun 2:00pm Boot St. Athan to Gileston St Athan, Llantwit Rd. CF62 4PF Paul 07974 772102
16 Wed 10:30am Coffee Shop Strollers - Cosmeston Cosmeston Country Park outside Visitor Centre Babs 07765 432676
16 Wed 2:30pm Coffee Shop Strollers - Llantwit Major Llantwit Major, Town Hall Alan 07551 620326
16 Wed 6:30pm BootBoot A short walk on a long evening! - 3.5 miles Penllyn, The Red Fox Inn CF71 7RQ Alan 07551 620326
20 Sun 2:00pm BootBoot Llantwit Lanes and Coast
Llantwit Major, railway station car park CF61 2SW Rebecca 07890 941502
20 Sun 2:00pm

BootBootBoot To the Ridgeway and back through the Golf Course

St. Andrews Major Primary School CF64 4HB car park opposite Dave 07707 898720
23 Wed 10:30am Coffee Shop Strollers - Barry Barry, Romilly Cafe, Cold Knap CF62 6SW Mike 07510 695768
23 Wed 2:30pm dementia logo  Coffee Shop Strollers - Cowbridge Cowbridge Physic Garden Fountain Rebecca 07890 941502
24 Thu 9:45am BootBootBoot Old and New - 7 miles Wenvoe, Horse and Jockey CF5 6BG John 07791 138002
24 Thu 10:30am Walk for Carers
Barry Island Railway Station Lynne 07729 991491
24 Thu 2:30pm Coffee Shop Strollers - Penarth Penarth cliff top car park Paul 07974 772102
27 Sun 2:00pm BootBoot East Orchard and Gileston St. Athan, Llantwit Rd. CF62 4PF Paul 07974 772102
27 Sun 2:00pm BootBoot Llanmihangel House and Church Llantwit Major, Windmill Fields, Frampton Lane CF61 2XS Phil 07799 532767
28 Mon 11:00am Boot Beach and Dovecote Llantwit Major, railway station car park CF61 2SW Babs & Jan 07765 432676
30 Wed 10:30am Coffee Shop Strollers - Cosmeston Cosmeston Country Park outside Visitor Centre Babs 07765 432676
30 Wed 2:30pm Coffee Shop Strollers - Llantwit Major Llantwit Major, Town Hall car park Alan 07551 620326
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