Issue 27

Out and About

A selection of local places to visit this summer:

Bryngarw Country Park (Garw valley, Nr. Bridgend)

Bryngarw Park


The park has 113 acres of beautiful walks and gardens that look spectacular in all seasons, including formal gardens, mysterious woodlands and mossy wetlands.

trees and dry leaves in dappled sunlight
Bryngarw House Parc Slip, Nature Park (Tondu, nr. Bridgend)

After a century of coalmining on the site the Wildlife trust took over management of the land and has created a unique environment of wetlands, woodlands and meadow.


Tondu Iron Park (Tondu, Nr. Bridgend)Bedford Park (Cefn Cribwr)

Parc slip brook 2

The 40 acres of quiet woodland, meadows, secret glades and green open spaces – hard to believe this was once an area of intense industrial activity.


 Kenfig National Nature Reserve (Ton Kenfig, Nr. Porthcawl)



Glamorgan's largest natural lake, Kenfig Pool is set on the edge of this beautiful area with spectacular vies from Sker to Swansea Bay.


Lakeside farm Park (Glyn Ogwr, Blackmill)



A working Welsh hill farm with speckled sheep and Welsh black cows and outdoor and undercover viewing areas.


Cosmeston Lakes Counry Park (Penarth, Cardiff)



110 acres of stunning lakes, woodlands and meadows with a vast variety of flora and fauna and migrating wildlife on route to sunnier climes.


Dare valley Country Park (Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff)



500 acres of walking trails, cycle trail, visitor centre and café as well as a varied calendar of events.



  Margam Park Junction (38 of the M4)

margam park


This historic country estate offers outstanding countryside and views to visitors and includes a range of visitor attractions including the eighteenth century orangery and the impressive mansion house.



Gnoll Estate Country Park (Neath)



 200 acres of country park with a lakeside visitor centre, cafeteria and landscaped gardens.



Dyffryn Gardens (St. Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan)


Physic garden, fernery, heather garden, herbaceous borders, theatre garden, water features, arboretum, Pompeian garden, visitor centre and tea rooms