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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
  • Update from Sarah Kessell 1st July 2020
    Update from Sarah Kessell, WTSWW Chief Executive Officer. I think we are not alone in finding that the planning needed to get back to work after the Covid-19 lockdown is proving far more complex than […]
  • Skomer and Skokholm Islands Update – Covid-19 1st July 2020
    As you know we have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus guidelines issued by the Welsh Government since March 2020. There are many considerations for us when we think about our precious islands, including visitor boat […]
  • Razorbills of Skokholm Island 1st July 2020
    In May’s update we talked about the importance of continuing with the vital seabird monitoring on WTSWW’s Skokholm Island and this month we’re going to focus on Razorbills. The 2020 whole Island count tallied up […]
RSS NEWS – Bryngarw
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
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