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  • DARE to DISCOVER Places

  • Coedwig Pwll y Broga Gwarchodfa Natur Leol (GNL)

    Frog Pond Wood is a hidden gem. It’s a great place for a short walk with the family and you’ll feel as though you’re in the heart of the Welsh countryside, even though the woodland backs on to an industrial estate! It is mainly mixed oak/ash woodland but also has a pond and some wetland areas.

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  • Coed Tremaen Gwarchodfa Natur Leol (GNL)

    Tremains Wood is a lowland mixed broadleaved woodland situated in the middle of the Brackla housing development. Enjoy an accessible rural haven that shelters you from the hustle and bustle of our modern lives. Tremains Wood is family-friendly and it’s a perfect place for children to explore the meandering pathways leading through the woodland.

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  • Craig y Parcau Gwarchodfa Natur Leol (GNL)

    Stretching over 3.2 hectares, Craig-y-parcau is an area of woodland situated along a steep slope of the Ogmore River. The top path through the woods forms part of the River Ogmore and Merthyr Mawr Circular Walk.

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  • Comin Lock Gwarchodfa Natur Leol (GNL)

    Stretching over 30 hectares, Locks Common begins at the end-point of the original Porthcawl promenade. The varied infrastructure of this reserve supports a huge variety of birds, butterflies and wildflowers. The rugged, though reasonably flat area stretches through to Rest Bay beach on the west.

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  • Gwarchodfa Natur Genedlaethol Cynffig

    Kenfig Nature Reserve is one of the UK’s most important wildlife conservation sites and it’s a great place for walkers, birdwatchers, photographers and families to explore. A remnant of a huge undulating sand dune system that once stretched from the Ogmore estuary to the Gower Peninsular, the reserve supports one of the finest wildlife habitats in Wales and it has gained international recognition for its success in nurturing rare species.

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  • Bedford Park

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  • Wilderness lakes

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  • Maesteg Welfare Park

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  • Aber Fields

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  • Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

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  • Merthyr Mawr Warren National Nature Reserve

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  • Traeth y Sger

    Kenfig Sands or Sker Beach to the locals is the most westerly beach and is only accessible by walking from Rest Bay or Kenfig National Nature Reserve.

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  • Rest Bay

    Mae hwn yn draeth Baner Las poblogaidd, llawn tywod euraidd, heb fawr iawn o greigiau.

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  • Pink Bay

    Traeth tawel, poblogaidd gyda phobl leol, sydd â banc serth o gerigos yn disgyn at draeth gwastad gyda thraethlin creigiog o’i amgylch. Mae’r traeth gwaith 15 munud o gerdded o Rest Bay sy’n ffinio â Chlwb Golff Brenhinol Porthcawl.

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  • Traeth Glan y Môr

    Yn cael ei adnabod hefyd fel traeth y dref, cafodd y traeth hwn ei darmacio’n rhannol yn y 1980au i atgyweirio’r amddiffynfeydd môr. Mae nofio wedi’i wahardd gan fod y traeth yn beryglus iawn ar rai adegau o’r llanw. Mae’r creigiau’n finiog iawn mewn mannau.

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  • Traeth Coney

    Mae hwn yn draeth Baner Las poblogaidd, llawn tywod euraidd, heb fawr iawn o greigiau.

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  • Bae Trecco

    Mae’r traeth hwn drws nesaf i Draeth Coney, gwaith pum munud o gerdded o Barc Gwyliau Bae Trecco sydd â chyfleusterau adloniant rhagorol. Er nad yw ond ychydig funudau o’r Parc Gwyliau, mae’n gymharol dawel.

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  • Traeth Newton (Traeth-Yr-Afon)

    Dyma’r traeth mwyaf dwyreiniol ac mae’n waith deg munud o gerdded o bentref tlws Newton. Ceir tywod a chreigiau ar y traeth ac mae’n boblogaidd gyda bordhwylwyr, sgiwyr jet a defnyddwyr cychod modur. Mae yma lithrfa sy’n cael ei defnyddio gan y clwb cychod lleol.

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DARE to DISCOVER Places

DARE to DISCOVER is our campaign to encourage everyone to GO EXPLORE their natural environment.

GO EXPLORE some of our recommended places to visit below such as local nature reserves and parks and gardens or use the map to find out what green spaces, walks and events are happening in your neighbourhood.

Don't forget you can GET INVOLVED by becoming a Countryside Volunteer or attending a countryside/wildlife event.

What's in my neighbourhood

There are green spaces to enjoy, footpaths to follow, wildlife projects and community events near you.

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What's in my neighbourhood

There are green spaces to enjoy, footpaths to follow, wildlife projects and community events near you.

See the map

What's in my neighbourhood

There are green spaces to enjoy, footpaths to follow, wildlife projects and community events near you.

See the map

What's in my neighbourhood

There are green spaces to enjoy, footpaths to follow, wildlife projects and community events near you.

See the map

DARE to DISCOVER walks

GO EXPLORE some of our recommended walking routes find out what green spaces, walks and events are happening in your neighbourhood.

recommended walks

DARE to DISCOVER Local Projects

GET INVOLVED in your local projects. Or share your project with us.

your local project