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The Mid Glamorgan Countryside

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


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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...

Sponsored Listings

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.

CoolStays in Glamorgan

Secret woodland cabins, boutique shepherd's huts and a contemporary bunkhouse. With nature on your doorstep and truly unique accommodation enjoy a holiday to remember.

Latest News

  • Our 2019 Highlights

    Oh what a year we’ve had at The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales! As 2019 draws to a close, we thought it was a great time to reflect on just how much we

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  • Skomer Island NNR – Assistant Warden

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  • Skomer Island NNR – Visitor Officer

    Do you love working with people, and have  a passion for wildlife? WTSWW is looking for an outgoing, energetic individual to join its busy team on Skomer Island NNR as our Visitor Officer for 2020.

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    Many of our members and supporters will have heard of ash dieback – a disease of ash trees, which was first reported in the UK in 2012, and a year later was reported in native

  • BCP Christmas Opening Times 2019

    Saturday 21st December – Open Sunday 22nd December – Open Monday 23rd December – Open Tuesday 24th December – Open Wednesday 25th December – Closed Thursday 26th December – Closed Friday 27th December – Closed Saturday 28th December – Closed Sunday 29th December – Closed Monday 30th December – Open Tuesday 31st […]

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