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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
  • Clifden Nonpareil at Parc Slip! 22nd October 2020
    It’s exciting to know that even after nearly 9 years of weekly moth trapping at Parc Slip you can still get new species turning up. On the morning of the 16th of September the first […]
  • Wild Takeaways From Our Visitor Centre Cafes from Sat 24th October 2020! 21st October 2020
    We are delighted to announce that two of our Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre Cafes will remain open and offer a TAKEAWAY SERVICE only during the ‘firebreak’ period, from Saturday 24th October. We will be continuing […]
  • Our Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for 2020! 10th October 2020
    Christmas 2020 is going to be very different for all of us but we at the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales are determined to help you make it one to never forget with […]
RSS NEWS – Bryngarw
  • Coronavirus Firebreak Update 20th October 2020
    As non-essential travel is not permitted, you should walk to Bryngarw Country Park for exercise only. Access to our car park will remain open for our visitors who have a specific health or mobility issue and are allowed to travel for exercise. The children’s play area will also remain open, but you should only visit […]
  • Five Years of Flying the Green Flag at Bryngarw Country Park 14th October 2020
    The prestigious Green Flag is an international mark of quality for parks and green spaces, in the same way that Blue Flags denote clean and safe beaches. They are given in recognition of a park’s excellent visitor facilities, high environmental standards, and commitment to delivering high quality green space for the local community to enjoy. […]
  • 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 […]
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