Bryngarw Country Park
This 120 acre country park is situated on the River Garw just north of Bridgend. There are lovely woodland trails with mature sweet chestnuts, ancient oaks and towering beeches.
Look out for foxes, squirrels and wood peckers as you make your way through this section of the park.
The park also has large areas of grassland with wildflower meadows and space where children can run and play.
The formal gardens include tranquil oriental style garden with rhododendrons, magnolia, azaleas, an ornamental bridge and tea house.
You can also enjoy riverside trails along the Garw where you can look out for otters, dippers and kingfishers. Herons can be seen around the lovely ornamental lake.
On the eastern side of the park you can pick up the Garw Valley Railway Path. The shared cycling and walking path starts in the park and heads north along a disused railway line to Blaengarw.
To further extend your walking in the area you can pick up the Bridgend Circular Walk. The long distance trail explores the countryside around the town, passing close to the splendid Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes which are also well worth a visit.
PostcodeCF32 8UU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Bryngarw Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Bryngarw Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a good on site cafe selling a range of meals and snacks.
The woodland and parkland trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit.