If you’re embracing the New Year health kick many of us start in January, Bridgend County could be your perfect destination to relax, unwind and start afresh for 2024! From tranquil spa experiences to invigorating outdoor activities, you’ll find fantastic ways to boost your wellbeing…
Bathe in the tranquility of the forest
An exciting new retreat wowing visitors with its epic location at Candleston Woods - the Outdoor Sauna will have you embracing wellness in the wilderness, offering a unique experience amongst enchanting woodland! Reconnect with the natural world while switching between hot and cold therapies. Enjoy the relaxing heat of the sauna along with the exhilaration of an outdoor cold shower, drench buckets and cold water immersion pods. With the tranquillity and beauty of this location, you might not want to leaf!
Walks in the wilderness - from valleys to coast
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Bridgend County with rejuvenating walks surrounded by nature. Whether you prefer gentle strolls or challenging hikes, our valleys offer plenty of trails suitable for varying fitness levels. Breathe in the crisp, fresh air as you explore woodlands, meadows, and sweeping vistas, and feel the stress of everyday life melt away with each step. Down at the coast, there’s an epic stretch of Wales Coast Path to be enjoyed across 11.5 miles, taking in the sights of Merthyr Mawr Warren National Nature Reserve, Porthcawl’s seven beaches and Kenfig National Nature Reserve along the way!
Bike to wellness with Bridgend County’s trails
Cycling enthusiasts will find plenty to explore in Bridgend County, with a network of scenic routes. Pedal your way through charming villages, along coastal paths, and across rolling countryside, taking in the diverse beauty of the region at your own pace. Leisurely cyclists love our marked cycle paths throughout Bridgend County, and thrill-seekers revel in taking on the climbs and descents of the mountain trails!
Nourish yourself with Vitamin Sea
Whether it’s braving the water for wild swimming, getting stuck into winter watersports or simply being near the sea to hear the waves rolling, our coastline offers an invigorating way to embrace wellness this new year. With seven beaches in Porthcawl, Bridgend County is a popular destination for those looking to use the sea as their therapy. As cold water immersion continues to grow in popularity for its potential health benefits, our coast is a prime-spot for those seeking revitalisation. Be sure to follow safety advice from the RNLI if you’re taking the plunge this winter!
Step into serenity at the Best Western Heronston Hotel
If indoor relaxation is more your thing - nestled in the heart of Bridgend, Stepping Stone Spa at The Best Western Heronston Hotel provides a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. Indulge in a range of soothing treatments, from massages to facials, designed to melt away tension and revitalise your senses. With expert therapists and luxurious facilities, the spa at Heronston Hotel is the perfect place to pamper yourself and escape the stresses of daily life.
Choose your perfect path to wellness…
Ready to embark on a wellness retreat in picturesque surroundings? Whether you opt for serene spa treatments, immersive outdoor experiences, or adrenaline-pumping activities, Bridgend County provides the perfect backdrop for rejuvenation and renewal. Staying a while? Check out accommodation options here.