I have been wanting to visit the Glamorgan Heritage Coast for a long time now, I had heard great things about Southern down and the many beautiful places to discover near there, so was delighted when I was asked along to the Real Wales Tours blogger event last month.
Before the day arrived the company owner and tour guide Nia kept in touch to make sure we knew the arrangements and gave us all the information we could possibly need. I had mentioned that my fitness levels are very low and Nia assured me we wouldn’t be doing anything too strenuous.
So myself Jamie (Ed Explores), Hannah (Miss Nicklin Blog) and Kacie (Rare Welsh Bit) met Nia and were chauffeur driven to the beautiful Dunraven Bay, along the way we learnt a bit more about Nia and her vision for Real Wales Tours, Nia explained that she really wanted to share the real Wales that she knows and loves with as many people as possible, tourists and locals alike. We also had a lovely chat about the local area so our journey went really quickly.
Once we arrived Nia went through a few safety pointers and off we went through the grounds of the Dunraven Bay walled gardens, I was surprised at the amount of rabbits hopping about, and Nia talked us through the area, the different gardens that once grew there and the garlic covered woods. We then found our way up to a view point that was simply stunning.
As Nia set up on the beach for our sun set we stood in the waves taking photos and taking in our surroundings, we finished the evening sat on the beach toasting marshmallows and hot chocolate listening to ghost stories and hearing the haunting sounds of the waves moving the rocks along the shore.
We didn’t quite get the spectacular sunset we were hoping for but we did manage to discover a beautiful place, learn a little bit about our coastline and for me experience something new.
I will definitely be visiting Dunraven Bay in the future and I loved this Summer Sundowner experience. Thank you to Nia and Real Wales Tours. I will also be taking some more tours around South Wales as well, as even though I was born and raised here I am clearly missing out on some gems!
To find out more visit the Real Wales Tours website here.