The goings on in and around Bridgend

Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bryngarw Country Park



Bryngarw Country Park, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

There's something about the countryside that refreshes and enlivens. Wandering through beautiful woodland, or along the banks of a fast flowing river seems to put a whole new spring into your step.


local ingredients for your breakfast


Make Royal Wedding day, Friday 29 April, a day to remember with a sumptuous breakfast, fit for a future king and queen. reach (the Rural Development Programme for Bridgend) has not only devised a menu to tantalise your taste buds, but can also tell you where you can buy all the fresh, local ingredients to make your mouth watering breakfast. For more information on reach visit: www.bridgendreach.org.uk


Kenfig Castle


Kenfig Castle, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

Another jewel of the Bridgend area is the castle of Kenfig with its secret buried town covered by the ever changing and drifting sand dune system. The once important norman castle was established in the first half of the 12th century.


Migrant birds flock to Bryngarw Country Park


The rangers at Bryngarw Country Park in Brynmenyn, Bridgend have a programme of guided-walks that will allow you to explore the award-winning 113 acres of spectacular parkland whilst learning all about the fantastic wildlife on your doorstep.
This Easter weekend, come and join the rangers on a spring bird song guided walk on Sunday 24 April from 10.30am – 12pm and see how many birds you can identify. Meet the rangers at the visitor centre, free admission and a car park charge of £2.50.


People power makes Bryngarw a top destination


Bryngarw Country Park in Brynmenyn, Bridgend has been voted number 13 as the ‘people’s choice’ destination, as part of the 'Valleys Heart and Soul of Wales’ campaign, residents, businesses, staff, volunteers and visitors were asked to help make the 113 award-winning acres of picturesque parkland a top 50 essential place to visit.