Day 029 : Monknash – Porthcawl

Another delightful day of walking along cliff tops and across Sandy beaches.b_029_054_Monknash_RockFormationI again love this layering of the rocks on these cliffs.

The walk is fairly easy going along the cliff tops and soon reach I come to the headland of Dunraven Park with its castle. By the tower there is a walled garden.b_029_057_Dunraven_CastleThe castle is in the coastal village of Southerndown which has a beach of sand and pebbles. This looks like a popular walk as I make my way to Ogmore-by-Sea, which sits at the sandy mouth of the River Ogmore.b_029_060_Southerndown_ViewI look down and think to myself that I it does not look too deep and I could probably save myself a three mile detour by taking my boots and socks off to wade across. Once I get down to the river it looks deeper than I thought and faster flowing. After wandering up and down looking for the best crossing point, I back down, have a bit of a grumble and decide to go the long way round.b_029_063_MerthyMawrWarrenThe only consolation was that I got to take a picture of Ogmore Castle. When I got back to the beach on the other side of the river, I had a nice beach walk. I looked back across the water and thought to myself, I was on that side about an hour and a half ago.b_029_065_Porthcawl_HolidayParkWalking into Porthcawl, a pass a big holiday park. It looked like all the big manufacturers had there top models along the front to tempt you in and to buy. b_029_072_Porthcawl_SeafrontI walk past the amusements, which were setting up for the summer and into the town of Porthcawl