From April to October Our Welsh Camping and Caravan site is a haven for cyclists, walkers and outdoor adventurers. Located on a working sheep farm, with the coast just a short drive away, a pitch here provides the perfect base for exploring Bridgend county's outdoor highlights. Having just been awarded 9.5 for their Pitch Up Review last season, here's a glimpse into what you can expect when camping in Bridgend.
Tell us about Our Welsh and how it all started.
We started in 2013 when Bridgend wanted to create more touring caravan parks. Before that we ran a lakeside venue for ten years. But it was becoming more a wedding venue so we leased it out. We are now five years in and feeling quite established!
Where abouts are you based?
We are in a great location for exploring the area - We are about 18miles from Porthcawl, which is about a 20 minute car journey and Ogmore By Sea is just 15 minutes away. We are also just 250m off the Celtic trail so we get a lot of cyclists doing the Chepstow to St Davids run around the summer months -and because we are near the Afan Forest Park we get a lot of Mountain Bikers too.
What is it you love about Bridgend?
The countryside is my favourite, it's such a pretty place. Most ofour visitors tend to go off and relax, taking to all the walks in the area. We also send a lot to Bryngarw Country Park, Parc Slip Nature Reserve, which you can access by cycle and Kenfig to explore. Everyone's enthralled by the fact that a tsunami once buried Kenfig!
Can visitors get involved in the farm at all?
We don't encourage it but you can see all the sheep and lambs running around! The sheep farm keeps us very busy but my son's just come home to help us with that which is great.
Can you recommend any good walks nearby?
We've got the Ogwr Ridgeway walk, or you can walk up to the village where at Glynogwr Church you can see the pilgrim stone. Nantymoel towardsBwlch is great for the scenery and an ice cream on top. You can also drive up to the Llangeinor Arms. It's a lovely little restaurant and you get the most beautiful views at sunset.
What facilities are there on site for campers?
We've got everything you might need onsite including a shower block, washroom and toilets on site with all the little things you might need. We've even got a games room if the weather is liquid sunshine.
Is there anything in store for the future at Our Welsh - glamping perhaps?
We are just ticking along as we are at the moment and are very happy with that. What's great about Our Welsh is that people bring their accommodation and take it home - we like it that way!
Looking to pitch a tent or camper at our Welsh?
- Two adults and electric £22 per night, high season
- Without electric £17
- Family pitch £27 with electric - bring a hook up.
- Family £22 without