The goings on in and around Bridgend

Monthly Archives: Hydref 2010

Elusive Welsh Open Off The Lip 2010

The Elusive Welsh Open will take place at Rest Bay, Porthcawl on Saturday 20 November and will be supporting “Movember” the Prostate Cancer Charity.
The Event will include an Open surf competition with prizes for the finalists and highest placed U/18 & woman surfers.
Following a full days surfing, the Fairways Hotel, Porthcawl will host the official party night including live band, raffle, giveaways and plenty of Movember fun & games.
For further details visit

Garw Valley, Decorated Mine Shaft

Decorated Mine Shaft, Garw Valley , originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.
This mural was created in 2005 and forms the entrance of an old drift mine in the Garw Valley. This can be viewed as part of the Garw Valey Walk 2 circular walking route which starts at Parc Calon Lan in Blaengarw.

Cwm Garw Cirque Glacier

Cwm Garw Cirque Glacier, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.
Great panoramic views from the top of the Garw Valley. This was the last guided walk of the Bridgend Love2walk Festival 2010.

Nant Brynglas Circular Walk, Coychurch, Bridgend

Just enjoyed the Nant Brynglas Circular Walk which took two hours going through beautiful countryside and finishing off in a great little pub in Coychurch named the White Horse.

Bridgend Love2walk Festival

Great little circular guided walk today at 11am. The Nant Brynglas Walk starts @ the Prince of Wales pub, Coychurch, Bridgend. Things to see on route are 13th century St. Crallo Church and Coity Castle which dates from the 12th Century. This castle was besieged by Owain Glyndwr in 1404 and at the time was the only place in South wales still loyal to King Henry IV.