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“fantastic walk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes

Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes
Bridgend, Wales
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Bridgend
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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5 attraction reviews
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“fantastic walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

there is always something different innthe dunes. the scenery seems to change every time I visit. Starting from Candlestone carpark, you can walk through the woods until you reach a sort of plateau with wonderful views of the countryside and the Bristol Channel. Continue through hazel and willow woods until you come to the beach between Ogmore and Porthcawl. A grreat walk along the beach and back into the dunes to the car park. The terrain is very undulating here but the walk is very exhilarating. A walk into Merthyr Mawr village is alos well worth it!

Visited January 2013
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London
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120 reviews 120 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
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“Worth the Trek”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The 40 minute walk through the sand dunes of Merthyr Mawr Warren is worth the effort to get to the beach and let the wind blow away the cobwebs. If you want to save your legs, then opt for a pony trek from Ogmore Stables and a canter along the sand.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Free day out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Take a picnic and the dog. Park at the castle. Walk to the river mouth. Go sledging down the dunes. A great free day out for families.

Visited August 2012
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Bridgend
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
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“Fantastic place for a free day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Great walks, great views and plenty of large dunes so bring your sledge!! A fun day for all the family of all ages.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Natural Beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Unspoilt and natural dunes around Bridgend. Take a walk through the dunes to Ogmore Castle or cycle across to Porthcawl (as I did).

Visited September 2012
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