The goings on in and around Bridgend

Monthly Archives: September 2010

Bryngarw House, Bridgend

Bryngarw House, Bridgend, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

Have you seen the Special offers in October at Bryngarw House. Why not stay a night, have dinner or even go for Sunday Lunch.

Today is World Tourism Day

Kenfig Pool, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.
Today is World Tourism day and the theme this year is Biodiversity. and you don’t have to go to the ends of the earth to experience biodiversity. A great place to walk and get away from it all, Kenfig National Nature Reserve sand dune system and freshwater lake is a favourite for birders and rare sightings of migrant birds, harbour porpoises have also been seen off the golden coast, while spectacular views of the South Wales coastline and the occasional red kite can be found on top if its valleys. Bridgend is criss-crossed with a network of walks and cycle paths and suitable for all abilities, so wherever you go, get off the beaten track and experience nature.

Elvis Festival, Porthcawl, South Wales

Elvis Festival, Porthcawl, South Wales, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.
The famous, wacky, wonderful Elvis Festival rolls into town this weekend 24 - 26 September at the Grand Pavilion Theatre, Porthcawl.
Every year I come to Porthcawl thinking it can’t get any better – but it does, nothing can quite prepare you for the Porthcawl Elvis Festival.

Sandy Bay, Porthcawl

Sandy Bay, Porthcawl, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

Porthcawl is a great place to go walking in September. Park at Rest Bay and follow the coastline to Newton Beach taking in some great coastal views.
Have a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake at the Beachside Café in Newton. Then if you want to go further, head towards the sand dunes of Merthyr Mawr and Ogmore by Sea.
For some more great walks look out for the love2walk festival taking place in the county borough from 6 – 10 October.


Blaengarw, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

Back to nature in the Garw Valley. I enjoyed taking part in a seven-mile hike through the scenic forests, grasslands and mountains of the Garw Valley. The views were breathtaking and the weather was warm and sunny, a great time was had by all. The walk was part of the Wales Valleys Walking Festival which runs from 4 - 19 September 2010.