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Member Led Event: Glamorgan Heritage Coast

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Member Led Event: Glamorgan Heritage Coast

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Nov 05 2024 10:30 - 16:00
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This is a Member-Led Event, with a maximum of 8 participants, led by Roger Harrison.

A walk along the glorious Glamorgan Heritage Coast with a ruined castle, towering cliffs, impressive wave-cut platforms, beautiful sandy beaches, two impressive cliff waterfalls (depending on rainfall) and a quiet, picturesque valley with an old watermill and nature reserve.

Starting from Southerndown Beach car park (also known as Dunraven Bay) we will walk through the ruins and gardens of Dunraven Castle, descend a path to a beach and walk about 2 miles along the foreshore and then turn inland through the Blaen y Cwm Nature Reserve about 1 mile to the lunch venue.  We will then take a bus to Southerndown village from where there is a half a mile walk to the car park.

If weather conditions permit, there will also be an opportunity at the end of the walk to take photographs on one of the best beaches in the UK for sunset/twilight photography.

Meet: at Southerndown Beach car park around 10:30 for briefing, ready for the 11:00 start.    What3Words:///bakers.triathlon.froze

The finish will be 15:30-16:00.  

After walk, there may be an opportunity for sunset/twilight photos on the beach if weather conditions are favourable. Sunset around 16.40.

Parking: £5 in cash – if an attendant is present (unlikely on a weekday in November but please be prepared just in case).

Note: Bus fare from Monknash to Southerndown £7.50.

Toilets: at Southerndown Beach car park and at the Plough and Harrow in Monknash.

Terrain: the descent to Traeth Mawr Beach is steep and involves some scrambling over rocks – it’s not difficult but definitely requires a good degree of fitness and mobility.  

Note: Low tide is around 14:10; bear in mind that the Bristol Channel has the second highest tidefall in the world and the tide comes in extremely quickly, so great care is needed near the water.  Also, care is needed not to get too close to the base of the cliffs as they are very unstable and prone to rock falls.

What to wear: walking boots or wellies with a good tread are recommended. We will be walking along the beach and rocks and then along an inland path which could be wet and muddy. Suitable waterproofs and warm clothing.

Note: there is no shelter along the beach/foreshore.

Food & drink: the lunch stop is at The Plough and Harrow ( Participants can bring a packed lunch if preferred.

What to bring: A variety of lenses, filters and a tripod would be an advantage.

Bad weather plan: if weather conditions are poor there are a number of options to shorten the walk – although this would mean missing the lunch stop at the Plough and Harrow.

Advice: This is a member-lead event, simply to introduce you to a location, with no professional guidance. If you have a technical query, the leader or fellow participants might be able to help.

Terms for RPS Landscape Group Events:

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Cancellation by You:

If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE tell us with as much notice as possible: a) directly to the event leader / organiser once they have issued the joining email (typically 10-14 days pre-event); or b) if before that email, use the Contact Organiser button. If early enough, we may be able to open up sales on a sold-out event or help the leader decide if numbers are low; if nothing else, it can avoid delaying the start of the event while they wait for you.

If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else. You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify us in advance of any change.

Cancellation by us:

Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control.

Occasionally an event may also be cancelled owing to lack of bookings. So if you wish to attend an event, don’t leave it till the last minute to book as it may be too late.

If an event is cancelled we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. In the case of events cancelled because of lack of interest we will aim to give at least three weeks’ notice wherever possible.

Please note we are NOT able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.


You are responsible for your own health and safety and must appraise your own strength, fitness and mobility; and be prepared for the terrain, changing weather conditions etc. The event leader is NOT responsible for your safety, welfare or attendant medical conditions. Strictly the event leader is there to introduce you to a location.

You are responsible for your equipment etc at all times; use suitable bags for carrying it.

Car-sharing lifts with fellow participants, or the event leader, is at your own risk. Those offering car-sharing lifts may only do so provided that they have suitable insurance cover. 

Liability for any accident, injury, medical condition, loss or damage to property, inappropriate behaviour, dress, equipment and third party liability is accepted by you when signing up for the event. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Royal Photographic Society from all claims of whatsoever nature.


You are advised to consider having insurance to cover: event cancellation by you or by us, accident, medical, personal equipment and public liability.

In particular you should also consider, in the case of high cost events, the likelihood and consequences of you having to cancel or not attend at the last minute because of accident, medical or other unforeseeable circumstances.

Using your data:

Your personal details (name, telephone number and email address) will be provided to the leader of the event or workshop you have booked in order to enable them to:

  • send you joining instructions for the event
  • contact you at short notice in case of any emergency or last-minute change to the event.

If you do not want your details to be shared with the event leader please cancel your booking immediately. You will not be eligible for a refund as this information was provided on the web page where you made your booking.

Thank you

RPS Landscape Group Committee


Events organised by the Landscape Group of the Royal Photographic Society.


Southerndown Beach Car Park, (Also known as Dunraven Bay)


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