The goings on in and around Bridgend

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Bryngarw Country Park and the Garw Valley


Sculpture #2, originally uploaded by e_cathedra.

Jjust off the M4 near Bridgend, well worth a day out. Interesting sculptures, mature woodland, trails, events throughout the year and the gateway to the Garw Valley, certainly off the beaten track country. From Bryngarw Country Park you can cycle the Valley on a family cycle route that takes in the best of this little heard of yet stunning valley. Head towards Llangeinor and its historic settlement on the hill, overlooking the places that inspired the Welsh hymn Calon Lan, known to all Welsh people the world over! There is even a parc dedicated to the hymn at the top of the Valley in Blaengarw called Parc Calon Lan. Bryngarw Country Park surrounds the Bryngarw Country House which is great place to stay in this part of the world too!


‘Alien Gazing’ - Invasive Species in the Garw Valley



Alien Landscape, originally uploaded by ecstaticist.

Friday 11th June 2010 10:00 am (2-3hr walk)
Starting at Parc Calon Lân car park in Blaengarw take a guided walk through the Garw valley. The walk will provide spectacular views of the valley and beyond and will be a chance to see a diverse range of wildlife focusing on invasive species in the valley, their distribution and the problems they cause. This event is part of Wales Biodiversity Week, meet at Parc Calon Lân, Blaengarw
This is an outdoor event, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Booking is not essential but is advisable
Contact: Creation at creationdev@hotmail.com or (01656) 871911 / 871142 for further information