The Bridgend Nature Keepers
The original concept of the Nature Keepers was
thought up and developed by the Rangers at Bryngarw Country
Park and Tourism Team at Bridgend County Borough Council
who installed an innovative interpretation trail in 2013.
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.
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
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.
Why not visit the Keepers and in doing so enjoy our
countryside, coast and green places.
The Bridgend Nature Keepers have digital
interpretation linked to them and this can be accessed on site
via your mobile phones and tablets. The Poetry and films
within the digital interpretation has been designed to
encourage people to seek out and find all of the sculptures.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org