Steady footing as improvements made at Dimhole Bay

13 September 2016


Works to upgrade the Wales Coast Path at Dimhole Bay, located between Llantwit Major and St. Donats, were underway on 05 September.


CoastlineThe footpath, up to this point, has been subject to erosion, and the much-needed improvements will provide a new path that improves accessibility and safety for users of the path. Part of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, the path is surrounded by a striking vista that many walkers enjoy on a regular basis, whether it be residents of the Vale on casual strolls or visitors on walking holidays.

The Wales Coast Path was originally opened in 2012, and covers 870 miles of uninterrupted coastline around Wales. The path showcases the Vale of Glamorgan’s beaches, estuaries, cliffs, woodlands and hills, with this section of the route being particularly popular with residents and visitors.

Funding of £35,000 has been secured through National Resources Wales and the Coastal Access Improvement Programme to undertake the work. A temporary diversion is in place, avoiding the works at Dimhole, and is expected to remain in place throughout September.

For more information on the Wales Coast Path, or the Heritage Coast, Visit the Vale at