Throw yourself into the exhilarating world of Bridgend County’s outdoor adventure activities.
Regardless of age or ability, find the perfect adventure that’ll push you to your limits.
Maybe face your fears and brave a Bushtucker challenge, or dare a downhill descent through valley woodlands on mountain bike trails or ride the Welsh waves with watersports along the coast.
Get back to basics with brilliant bushcraft adventures…
Release your inner warrior with a variety of hands-on outdoor activities ranging from archery and axe throwing to the art of fire making at Bushcraft Adventures. Set amongst Bridgend’s beautiful secret woodlands near Merthyr Mawr, escape reality for a day and throw yourself into mastering exhilarating wilderness survival with qualified instructors.
Whatever your age, find your perfect outdoorsy activity. Children can feel like a hero at the archery shooting range, and grown-ups can test their limits by taking a real-life Bushtucker trial.
Ride the dramatic dips of the South Wales Valleys...
If you’ve got a need for speed, there is little more exhilarating than the high-speed descent on The Darren Fawr mountain biking trails in the heights of the Garw valley. Choose between two twisting routes that loop through shaded woodlands and the steep twists of the valleys. The blue Glengarw Trail is the perfect place to start for intermediate bikers.
Follow the single winding track that’s crafted for an exhilarating but accessible ride. Alternatively, experts will love spending hours hitting the dirt tracks at The black Gellideg Trail. Push your body to the max with challenging up-hill stints, followed by a thrilling descent over berms, bomb holes, slab drop-offs and technical rock features.
Canter past castles and along the coasts…
Just a stones throw outside Bridgend County, be sure to book a two hour trek with Ogmore Farm Riding Centre to discover the dramatic landscape of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast where Bridgend meets the Vale of Glamorgan.
Expect an adventure galloping across expansive sands of Merthyr Mawr Warren, through the shallows of Ogmore river and past atmospheric Ogmore castle ruins on an afternoon horseback adventure. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife, spot birds like the blue neon back kingfishers and exotic white egrets.
Surfs up whatever the weather…
Boasting an exceptional Blue Flag, a new £1.5m watersports centre and some of the most consistent surf in the UK, Rest Bay is a surfing dream throughout the year. Get kitted up with a wetsuit and your board and head out for a day of riding the waves with Porthcawl Surf School’s renowned lessons.
Regardless of your age or ability, learn how to carve the waters with confidence with their range of one to one and group lessons. Afterward a long day in the water, unwind a warming hot drink from the on-site café bar to enjoy whilst sitting back and watching the sunset over the stretching golden sands.
Sandy bay and Newton beach are great for water sports too. For other types of excitement on the water, try kitesurfing. wind surfing or paddle boarding.
Fuel your adrenaline fix with adventure...
On your marks, get set, and throw yourself into a range of thrilling throughout the local area with the Adventures Outdoor Activity Centre. Regardless of your age or abilities, put your bravery to the test with fun-packed, guided days out. Make a splash riding the waves in Porthcawl, scrabble down rocky cliffs or paddle down waterways on a rickety raft.