The goings on in and around Bridgend

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The best preserved small ironworks in Britain?


One of Bridgend's most historic sites has been re-opened to the public after eight years of closure.  Bedford Ironworks, in Cefn Cribwr, dates back to the 18th century and is both a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade II Listed Building.  Considered to be one of the best preserved small ironworks in Britain, the interpretive boards throughout the site illustrate the harsh conditions endured by workers in the early days of the industrial revolution.
Set in the centre of Bedford Park, which itself is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the ironworks is surrounded by a network of footpaths which allow visitors to enjoy the varied countryside that the park provides.


Mammal Tracking in South Wales?

Just because you don’t see them, doesn’t mean they are not there! Join experienced mammal trackers on a guided walk and identify the wealth of wildlife on our doorstep just by the clues they leave behind. Meet at Bedford Park Iron Works car park, Cefn Cribwr near Bridgend.
This event is another Wales Biodiversity Event and is FREE. However, places are limited and booking is advisable. As it's an outdoor event, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Contact Biodiversity@bridgend.gov.uk or 01656 643196