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Top health and wellness activities for 2021

Bridgend County and Wales are currently at Alert Level 4, with strict measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. Please stay safe and do not visit. Here’s some inspiration for when it is possible to welcome you back to Bridgend County.

Glamping in Bridgend County

New Year, New You: Explore the world of Bridgend wellness

This January marks not only the start of a new year but also the start of a new decade, making it the perfect time to jump into the world of Bridgend's wellness. From leg-burning sand dune assents to stress-relieving nature reserve saunters, read on to uncover your ideal outdoor activity.

Winning runner finishing at the Porthcawl 10k

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.

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...

Band playing in the woods at Between The Trees

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.

Dan Lock in the countryside at Bryngarw Country Park

Coastal foraging in Bridgend with Sasha Ufnowska

Covering both coast and valleys, Bridgend County offers a diverse offering for explorers. From foraging along the coast to wild garlic hunting in the woods, we spoke with Sasha Ufnowska from Wild Spirit Wales to learn about Bridgend County's wonderfully wild side. Here's what we learned…

Woman foraging in sea pools

Six reasons Bridgend County is perfect for a wellness break

Forget January resolutions, there are plenty of ways to keep well all year round in Bridgend. From yoga on the beach to the art of potting, here's why you should switch off your stress and enjoy a wellness weekend in Bridgend in 2019.

Surfer walking with board in hand as the sun sets over the ocean behind them

Five epic late summer adventures in Porthcawl

Porthcawl is home to some of South Wales' greatest adventure highlights. From riding the closest consistent waves to London, to fatbiking over Europe's second highest dunes, here are five ways to enjoy an active adventure in Porthcawl - and finish your summer with bang.

Surfer in wet suit walking towards sea with board in hand

How to hit your New Year goals in Bridgend County

It's that time of year again! Time to finish the mince pies and polish off the port, before tying up your laces and setting some goals for the New Year ahead.

A group of people walking along the coast path as the sun sets over the sea on the horizon

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