Porthkerry Country Park, Country Parks Barry, Vale of Glamorgan - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


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On the western side of Barry is Porthkerry Country Park. 220 acres of woods and meadowland in a sheltered valley leading to a pebble beach and spectacular cliffs. Nature trails, picnic sites, café, play area, barbecue area and mini golf courses. .......there is a walk of a few hundred yards to the pebble beach, which is probably the quietest beach in the Barry area. There are public barbecue pits near the beach which can be hired for a small fee, and are big enough for large groups. The Pitch and Putt golf course has 18 holes, and all the equipment can be hired on the spot. The children's playground has a suitable 'rustic' feel, but the equipment is sturdy and sound. The main field in Porthkerry Park is huge, with plenty of space for all types of field games, picnics and sunbathing. There are miles of track and paths in the park, suitable for walkers of all levels, and some of the tracks and paths are also suitable for cyclists. From the brown, leafless trees of winter, the woodland becomes a mass of bluebells in the spring, before the trees gain their summer foliage. Later, the summer greens fade into autumn, when the trees become a mass of golden leaves, before the onset of winter again. The Glamorgan Coastal Path passes through Porthkerry Park, to the East via the 'Golden Stairs' to the clifftop, and to the West via steep paths up to Porthkerry Caravan Park, Porthkerry Church or the old village of Porthkerry, depending on which path you take. A Celtic settlement, a large defended enclosure of about 10.1 acres (4.1Ha) has been located at the Bulwarks, in the old village of Porthkerry, on the cliffs above the eastern side of the park......
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