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Sustainable Bridgend County

Here in Bridgend County, we take sustainability seriously. With golden beaches, luscious parklands and protected nature reserves on our doorstep, taking pride in our natural environment is a top priority.

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Pond dipping at Bryngarw

Bridgend's best coastal walks

Rediscover Bridgend’s beautiful beaches and dramatic sea views by foot with one of these wonderful coastal walks.

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Fuel your adrenaline with adventurous activities

Throw yourself into the exhilarating world of Bridgend County’s outdoor adventure activities.

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Bushcraft Adventures, Axe Throwing

Your guide to Kenfig Nature Reserve

This beautiful area is one of the UK’s top sand-dune reserves, and makes up part of the largest active sand dune system in Europe.

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Tree in Kenfig Pool

Walks and Wellness across Bridgend

It's time to shake off the tinsel, step outside, and enjoy the refreshing winter air with 6 of Bridgend County's best breathtaking walks. Walking has been proven to improve both physical and mental wellness: Exactly what you need after the stress of Christmas.

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Couple walking along the beach

Behind the Bridgend Hero Dawn Woods

If we could design the ultimate summer weekend, art, science, music and nature would certainly make the cut. Fortunately for visitors, Merthyr Mawr's new, boutique festival has done just that. Welcoming families to join scientific discussion, spoken word and modern folk music...

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Band playing in the woods at Between The Trees

Barking from bars to beaches: check out Bridgend's best dog-friendly spots this summer…

No family wants to leave their four-legged friend in the dog house this summer. Luckily, with a selection of charming local pubs, cafes and brilliant beaches, Bridgend County is the ideal host for dog-friendly destinations.

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Golden Retriever at Porthcawl Sea Front

Why Bridgend County is the ultimate summer hotspot for golfers

Not many of us can enjoy work against a backdrop of deep blue ocean and Wales' number one golf course. Located in Rest Bay, The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club is widely recognised as the best in Wales and its links course is set to rival any in the world.

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Joanne Hoskin sitting in a gold clubhouse

Where to find the Best Cycles in Bridgend for National Bike Week

It's National Bike Week! Bridgend County is home to a whole host of bike rides for visitors to explore, including traffic free trails and ambling pathways. From epic mountain bike trails to seaside views, here are some of our top picks for biking around Bridgend.

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Mountain biker in Garw Valley

Man on a mission: Bridgend Hero Dan Lock on reconnecting visitors with nature

Bryngarw Country Park's Dan Lock is on a mission to help Bridgend County visitors reconnect with nature. When he's not encouraging immersion in our natural landscapes through sculpture and poetry, Dan is busy educating, conserving and developing over 113 acres of Bryngarw Country Park.

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Dan Lock in the countryside at Bryngarw Country Park

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