Hiking a part of the Heritage Coast of the Vale of Glamorgan. These limestone cliffs face Porlock and Exmoor across the Bristol Channel; the coastal strip is warmed by the Gulf Stream so much milder than the Welsh Valleys not far inland.
I did a triangle walk from the church of Marcross, out to Nash Point and the lighthouse run by Trinity House. The massive fog horns were quiet but the sound of the bells on the buoys out to sea was eerie on the breeze. It’s easy to see that those are ship wrecking rocks out there. These rocks were laid down in the Carboniferous, Triassic and Jurassic periods and abound with fossils and geological interest.
Along the cliffs to St. Donat’s Bay with various annoying diversions and changes to the footpaths to keep hikers out of the land of the college and castle there. I used the Valeways Millennium Heritage Trail back across the fields with a striking view of Exmoor across the Bristol Channel.