Wellbeing Walks in the Vale 

We have compiled a number of walks to keep you and your family healthy, active and having fun. Why not give them a try!

 

Park Walks

We are compiling a series of leaflets that identify walking routes within and between local parks where you can enjoy the interesting features and lovely views whilst having some exercise. More walks will be added here when completed.

 

App screenshotsAugmented Reality Walking Apps

A great way to encourage the younger members of your family (and the young at heart) to embark on an outing to the coast and countryside. Download one of the Vale’s Augmented Reality Apps and games which bring history to life whilst you are visiting the beautiful sites across the Vale.

 

AR at Romilly Park

Whilst taking a stroll find out about the many different tree species that can be found in Romilly Park, Barry, with our fun Augmented Reality (AR) tree trails app. Choose between a short or long trail then follow the GPS map to find the trees. When you arrive at a tree, look out for the round AR icon on the tree's panel, tap the AR button and point your mobile device at the panel to meet Cyril the Squirrel in Augmented Reality and unlock more about each of the trees. As you collect trees you can play the AR leaf catcher game and store everything you’ve collected in your own 3D park.

 

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AR at Porthkerry Country Park

Porthkerry Country Park has so much to see and do, and this app will allow you to bring parts of the park to life as you get out and explore. The app has GPS triggered collectable trails which will allow you to explore the park, collecting virtual plants and animals along the way while you look out for the real ones. You can collect myths and legends from around the park with the story trail and there’s a kids’ collectable trail around the meadow area too enabling them to collect facts about different animals while they run around. Once you’ve collected your AR characters, stories, fauna, flora, they will be saved into your collections library to read about whenever you like.

 

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Activity-PacksActivity Packs for the Heritage Coast

Run around castles, meet dastardly pirates, go on a fossil hunt or scare away the Vikings, whatever gets their hearts racing, their brains pumping and their feet stomping out the door, we reckon there’s something here for you and your family to enjoy. Download one of the Vale’s family fun packs and learn a little something about the coast as you explore!

 

Apps and Activities

Celtic-Crosses-Walk-CoverVale Trails

Check out the series of ten Vale Trails which will help you discover the world of coastal and countryside walks on your doorstep. Don't miss the Vale Tales app.

 

The storytelling app brings to life all the stories behind the trails. You will hear tales of treachery, romance, Hollywood legends and dastardly deeds by famous pirates.

 

Your walks will come alive with the true history of the Vale.

 

Vale Trails

Barry Women's Trail coverBarry and Penarth Women's Trails

The Women’s Trails were created and launched for International Women’s Day’s 2013 and 2014, by the VOGC’s Corporate, Arts Development and Libraries Services to celebrate and mark the significant achievements made by Vale women from the past. 

Barry and Penarth Women's Trails

 

Valeways 

Valeways is an independent volunteer run charity in the Vale of Glamorgan, promoting health and wellbeing through walking, providing guided and self guided walks for all ages and abilities.

 

Walking with Valeways

 

Ramblers

Enjoy a rich variety of walks with the Vale of Glamorgan Ramblers. Rambling is a great way to stay healthy and active and meet like-minded people while enjoying glorious views of the Vale of Glamorgan coastline and countryside.

 

Ramblers