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Kenfig Pool

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

How to spend the ultimate camping trip in Bridgend County / Eira Edwards, Our Welsh

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.

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Eira Edwards from Our Welsh standing in an open door

Coastal Hero Anne Davidson on why Porthcawl is the ultimate outdoor learning destination

From outdoor adventures to the Porthcawl Elvis Festival, Bridgend's coastline offers an abundance of family friendly events all year round. SeaQuest offer a range of outdoor learning opportunities in Porthcawl, helping to familiarise families and children with their coastal environment.

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Anne Davidson showing a group of children sea creatures in her hand

How Porthcawl became one of the UK’s best waterside holiday destinations

It's considered one of the best surf destinations in Wales, home to one of the UK's highest ranking golf courses and a paradise for holiday makers. This summer, Rest Bay in Porthcawl will launch its brand new watersports centre.

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Display board of Porthcawl history

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