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The Mid Glamorgan Countryside

Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda
Discover the countryside of Mid Glamorgan on your doorstep or on holiday



Nature Reserves - Bridgend Council
Details of the Nature Reserves in the Bridgend borough.

Bridgend Local Group - Wildlife Trust
We are an active and friendly group with a full programme of activities throughout the year...

Merthyr Tydfil Naturalists' Society
Together we learn about all aspects of the natural world...

Outdoor Adventures - Merthyr Tydfil
With pages on the natural beauty and things to do outdoors in the area.

Countryside & parks - Caerphilly
Lots of information also including wildlife at the Caerphilly Council web site.

Parks - Visit Rhondda Cynon Taf
Parks and Country Parks at Visit Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Walking Trails in Rhondda Cynon Taf
View all of the walks on offer, from short strolls to epic climbs...

Bridgend Ramblers
Visit to see their full list of walks or join the local group.

Merthyr Valley Ramblers
Helps promote walk routes, campaigns and organises guided walks.

Discover Natural Reserves - Merthyr
Find Nature Reserves in Merthyr Tydfil at Visit Merthyr...

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
Gateway to one of Britains Breathing Spaces...

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Rural Retreats in The Vale of Glamorgan

Peaceful and tranquil self-catering holiday cottages in the heart of the countryside and near the coast, some closer than others with a couple of cottages on the Nash Point Lighthouse site.

Latest News

RSS News – The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales
  • A View of the Bay (week 4) 3rd June 2020
    Living Seas volunteer Andy usually spends his time conducting Dolphin Watch surveys for Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre however, due to COVID-19 all our research work from CBMWC has been put on hold. He is lucky enough […]
  • Discover Marine Wildlife! 1st June 2020
    For many people out there, parents in particular, lockdown has provided a new challenge…teaching. With most schools in Wales being closed to all expect the children of critical workers, and pupils considered vulnerable, lessons have […]
  • David Gray Shares New Fundraising Song to Support the Trust! 29th May 2020
    Skomer is unique and irreplaceable, and must be protected – David Gray British singer-songwriter David Gray Running on the Waves is the new fundraising song from musician David Gray We are thrilled to announce that […]
RSS NEWS – Bryngarw
  • Please support us… 24th March 2020
    We have taken the difficult decision to close the visitor facilities at Bryngarw until further notice, to play our part in tackling the spread of coronavirus. Bryngarw is managed by Awen Cultural Trust, a registered charity. It costs us over £120,000 every year to protect and improve the park now and for future generations. Most […]
  • Bryngarw Coronavirus (COVID-19) Closure 23rd March 2020
    The health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors must be our top priority so we are taking this measure to reduce the numbers who travel to Bryngarw. The park is still accessible to the local community arriving by foot, but we would urge everyone to observe the government’s social distancing guidance. Going for […]
  • Bryngarw Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 18th March 2020
    In fact, individuals are encouraged to take some physical exercise, which could include a walk in the park, at a safe distance from others and if they are well enough to do so. We are however rearranging this weekend’s Birdsong Walk. We are working hard to protect the spread of COVID-19 amongst our staff and […]
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