Sunday, 3 April 2011

Coffee at Nash Point

A Mother's Day family walk from Nash Point in the Vale of Glamorgan. By car, take the turn by the Horseshoe Inn, Marcross, down to the lighthouses. The car park (£1.50 for day) and the small café are run by a couple who are attuned to the local weather (if they look across the channel and say it’s going to rain in ten minutes, don't leave your raincoat in the car). From the clifftop here there are great walks East (St Donat’s and Llantwit Major) and West (Southerndown and Ogmore).

The café does big mugs of tea and coffee. Don’t miss their speciality - thick and spicy Welsh cakes. They will be well stocked for ice creams come the summer. From the seats outside the café you can study the interesting rock formations and hear the atmospheric tolling of the bell on the buoy offshore.

A short walk takes you past the foghorn to the old and new lighthouses. Today, however, fortified by coffee and cakes, we walked in the other direction, along the cliff tops and onto the beach at Cwm Nash.

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