GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bryngarw Country Park

2 miles (3.6 km)

This 120 acre country park is situated on the River Garw just north of Bridgend. There are lovely woodland trails withmature 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.


CF32 8UU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Bryngarw Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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.

Dog Walking

The woodland and parkland trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit.


Oriental garden in Bryngarw Country Park - - 550728

A view of the Oriental garden in Bryngarw Country Park. One of many different environments in the park. There is also river, forest and a barbecue area.

Bryngarw House - - 550731

Bryngarw House.

Ducking around on the water - Bryngarw House Pond - - 571092

Ducking around on the water - Bryngarw House Pond. The little fella on dry land in the foreground is a muscovey duck, the others behind are the more familiar Mallards.

Afon Garw, Bryngarw Country Park - - 852029

A view of the Afon Garw running through the park.

The Garw Valley Community Route by Bryngarw Country Park (geograph 3272463)

The Garw Valley Community Route by the Country Park. The Community Route, which is a path for cyclists and walkers, is seen here amidst the tall trees of Coed Bryngarw, just on the other (east) side of the Afon Garw from the Country Park. The Country Park marks the southern end of the path which runs up to Blaengarw at the head of the valley. The path is route 884 in the National Cycle Network.

Footbridge over river Garw - - 550755

Footbridge over river Garw.


GPS Files

GPX File

Bryngarw Country Park.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

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