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Bridgend Nature Keepers

The Bridgend Nature Keepers

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The original concept of the Nature Keepers was thought up and developed by the Rangers at Bryngarw Country Park and Bridgend County Borough Council Tourism Team who installed an innovative interpretation trail in 2013, funded by reach under the European Rural Development Plan.

The four Bryngarw Keepers  have proved very successful and have attracted a lot of visitors to the Park. Consequently, the Council's Countryside and Reach Teams have since commissioned 10 more Nature Keepers around the County Borough, each with its own original poem. Why not visit the keepers and in doing so enjoy our lovely countryside and green places. 

The Bridgend Nature Keepers themselves are the, guardians of the story of the Land; a story written in the landscape and natural environment of the county borough's countryside. The keepers help us realise that we all have close links with the natural world.

The Bridgend Nature Keepers  will also help you to raise awareness of and celebrate the county borough's countryside and green spaces. In Bridgend we are fortunate to have a range of landscapes from mountain uplands to expansive untouched beaches and this has been reflected in the varied locations and range of keepers.

The Bridgend Nature Keepers help us celebrate Bridgend's countryside as a place to visit, a place for wildlife, a place to work in and a place to enjoy and that is something that we are keen promote to the County Borough's residents and visitors.

The Bridgend Nature Keepers also provide a unique way to tap into people's emotional connection with the natural environment.  We all have it, whether the connection is with the coast, the woods or the mountains, within all of us there is an emotional connection, often created in childhood, that when triggered reminds us how special these places are. That connection is what can then motivate us to be in these special places and to conserve them for future generations.

So what are you waiting for! Get out into the countryside and find all 14 of the Bridgend Nature Keepers. Then, why not send us your photos and comments via twitter @bridgendbites or facebook bridgend-bites or you can email us at tourism@bridgend.gov.uk