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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
  • Help Hedgehogs Prepare for Hibernation! 30th September 2020
    Autumn is a truly magical time of year when nature is at its most colorful. Leaves turn into a mosaic of golds, reds and oranges; sunsets are breathtaking and woodland carpets produce an array of […]
  • Bringing beavers back to Wales! 28th September 2020
    We need your support to release beavers into our Wildlife Trust partners enclosure at Cors Dyfi Wildlife Centre. Cors Dyfi is a wildlife rich wetland Wildlife Trust nature reserve. Over the last few hundred years […]
  • Digital Unknown Wales 2020 – an evening to celebrate nature in Wales! 28th September 2020
    Our annual Unknown Wales event has gone digital! In partnership with the Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, we bring you the 10th Unknown Wales event! Please join us for an evening of talks about […]
RSS NEWS – Bryngarw
  • Record Numbers Visit Bryngarw Country Park 10th September 2020
    Over 48,000 people visited the award-winning park in August 2020, a significant increase of 68% in visitors from August 2019, despite the outdoor theatre programme and Ranger-led events for families still unable to run during this month. Richard Hughes, Chief Executive of Awen Cultural Trust, said: “Since March, we have taken a phased and measured […]
  • Untitled 22nd July 2020
    There are, however, some safety precautions we would like you to take please, for the health and wellbeing of your family, other visitors and Park staff. Remember to social distance – there are more signs to remind you. Take it in turns to use the playground equipment, and keep a safe distance while waiting. Do […]
  • Re-opening Bryngarw Country Park – Phase 2 10th July 2020
    From Monday 13th July, there will be some changes for visitors to Bryngarw Country Park. Our public toilets will be reopened. Visitors will need to manage their own social distancing whilst using them. Please observe the floor markings and ensure proper hand washing before you leave. The facilities will be cleaned more frequently, but visitors […]
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