KENFIG NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE


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Kenfig National Nature Reserve
Ton Kenfig
Bridgend
CF33 4PT

Tel: 01656 743386
Fax: As above

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Welcome to Kenfig National Nature Reserve, a huge coastal dune system near Porthcawl in Glamorgan, South Wales. The nature reserve is a wonderful example of wild Welsh landscape with a 2½ mile storm beach, rolling dunes and a mosaic of wetlands including Kenfig Pool, the largest natural lake in South Wales. In the summer there are huge numbers of wild flowering orchids and the air is filled with bird song. Throughout the year the site is a great place for walking and enjoying the countryside.


Things To Do    
  • Enjoy a short stroll on the green trail to Kenfig Pool.
  • Have a picnic on one of many tables and seating benches near the car parks or enjoy the view from your vehicle.
  • Look round the reserve centre building and shop. The building has several green design features.
  • Take on the 3 mile yellow trail to the sea and back.
  • Go off-trailing, there are 1300 acres of wild landscape for you to explore. Wander where you please!
  • Walk along Sker Beach.The ultimate get-away-from-it-all experience!
  • Search for the ruins of Kenfig Castle and signs of the buried medieval village of Kenfig.
  • Experience the tranquil beauty of Kenfig Pool from the two bird hides and maybe see a bittern!
  • Search for the several geocaches hidden round the reserve.

Opening Times    The Reserve Centre toilets are open during office hours seven days a week. The reception is open 2-4.30pm on weekdays and from 10am on weekends.
The site and car parks are open all year.

DogsDogs must be kept under close control at all times and their mess cleared up. Dog wardens patrol the site and issue fixed penalties to offenders.

Site AccessThe dunes and paths are open at all times. The site is sandy and undulating so access for some may be difficult although physical barriers are absent. Many parts of the site flood in the winter and paths can become wet. A tarmac path leads to a view point overlooking Kenfig Pool

Directions from M4From junction 37, drive towards Porthcawl (A4229). At first roundabout take 3rd exit and drive through North Cornelly (B4283). When out of the village turn left at the first crossroads. The car parks are on the right after about 1 1/4 miles. If you reach the golf course, you have missed the turning.







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