A moderate 8 mile circular walk from Ogmore-by-Sea along the Wales Coastal Path.
The below information from Cadw's website:
Overlooking a picturesque river crossing still marked by a series of ancient stepping stones, Ogmore (along with Coity and Newcastle) is part of a trio of fortresses built to guard Glamorgan against attacks from the Welsh-held west. Beginning as a castle of earth and wood in the early 12th century, it was quickly fortified in stone before being further strengthened with a curtain wall in the early 13th century.
Unusually, the later additions have not obscured the castle’s earliest defensive features, with the banks and ditches built at Ogmore’s birth still clearly visible. Another original feature is the deep ditch around the inner ward, designed to fill with sea water at high tide.
Legend has it that Hawise, the daughter of Maurice de Londres who built the castle in around 1100AD had the stepping stones put in place to allow her lover to cross the river safely!
Towards the end of the 19th Century a competition began to see who could cross the stones the quickest. Apparently the local landlord would award anyone who could cross the stones while drunk, without falling in, would be awarded with more ale!
Wales is the first country to have a dedicated footpath along the entire coastline - all 870 miles of it!
It launched in 2012 and was the brain child of the then First Minister, Rhodri Morgan.
It follows the coast from the mouth of the River Dee, along the northern coast of Wales with its seaside towns such as Conwy, over the Menai Strait onto the Isle of Anglesey, past Caernarfon, and then around the Llŷn Peninsula and down the sweep of Cardigan Bay past Harlech, Aberystwyth, and Cardigan, through the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park to Tenby, around the Gower Peninsula to Swansea, along the waterfront of Cardiff Bay and Cardiff, to Chepstow.
The whole path is accessible to walkers and, where practical, some sections are suitable for cyclists, families with pushchairs, people with restricted mobility, and horse riders.
For further information on the Wales Coastal Path click here
Start at the car park (CF32 0PD).
Click below for the OS map of the route which opens in the OS App and allows you to follow the route as you're walking. Please keep in mind that it does eat up your phone battery so it would be a good idea to take a portable charging pack with you.