The Heritage Coast

This is actually a bit of a fraud, since I didn’t really visit the whole of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, rather just the beaches at Southerndown and Ogmore when visiting around Christmas time.

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Stormy waters

It’s a stunning location, which I know well from growing up nearby, but also from last years Christmas visit with my GH3. This time I was back with my D800E and RX1…

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I’ve also weaved in a few shots from Ogmore Castle and the walled gardens of the sadly demolished Dunraven Castle.

Golden Doorway

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Ice Tower

For those who don’t know the Glamorgan Heritage Coast Project was established in 1973, looking after 14 miles/22 kilometres of the South Wales coastline from West Aberthaw to Porthcawl. It comprises some beautiful low cliffs of carboniferous limestone and dramatic coastal scenery.

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Surprise

The Heritage Coast Centre is at Dunraven Park, Southerndown. The building was originally the laundry for Dunraven Castle and is now used as an Information Centre, Display area, Exhibition area and has a small shop. Rangers from the centre have restored much of the castle gardens and surrounding area in the walled section of Dunraven Park.

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All in all, a great place to visit – it would be nice to spend longer walking there next time.

The second beach at Southerndown

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Taken with my D800E, 14-24mm and 24-70mm lenses and my Sony RX1

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