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Parc Slip Nature Reserve

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Fountain Road | Tondu, Bridgend CF32 0EH, Wales
+44 1656 724100
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Lovely place to walk

Parc Slip is a lovely place to walk to see birds & other wildlife. There are several hides to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather D
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Good fresh air

Brilliant place to bring the children and dogs who have excess energy. Bring wellies as it can be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet C
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The 247 acre Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve with its brand NEW VISITOR CENTRE has something for everyone: A variety of different habitat types supporting many different species for wildlife enthusiasts. A safe area for families to discover and enjoy nature. For cyclists, well-maintained traffic-free cycle tracks, including a 4km stretch of Sustrans National Cycle Route 4. Over 10km of tracks for dog walking, with water and free dog waste bags available at the Visitor Centre. Accessible paths on the Nature Reserve for wheelchairs, walking sticks and for those with sight problems. The Centre and Coffee Shop are fully accessible. ACCESS into and throughout the Reserve is exceptional; with dipping platforms near the Visitor Centre, access-for-all pathways, cycle ways, natural pathways, bird hides and picnic benches. And some Events put on here take you deep into some normally hidden parts of the Reserve. The Visitor Centre with its large free car park is set in open countryside but right by the road, and just a few miles from Bridgend. Northern Wetlands HideNorthern Wetlands Hide. NEW FOR 2013 is the freshly reopened Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre with Coffee Shop and upstairs Discovery Room, which is available for hire. A new events programme, with activities including wildlife surveys and guided walks, is running from the Visitor Centre. And there are many exciting developments planned for the Nature Reserve, such as the new arable crop field to provide a seed crop for breeding birds.
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“nature reserve” (19 reviews)
“lovely walk” (9 reviews)
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Fountain Road | Tondu, Bridgend CF32 0EH, Wales
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+44 1656 724100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Parc Slip is a lovely place to walk to see birds & other wildlife. There are several hides to photograph birds from, including a woodland hide behind the cafe. There are also chances to find Adders, Slow Worms, Frogs & Toads. There are lovely hedgerows...More

Thank Heather D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant place to bring the children and dogs who have excess energy. Bring wellies as it can be boggy but that's half the fun

Thank Janet C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Youre never alone at Parc Slip apart from wild life, very friendly staff and Users of the reserve theres always a Hello! or an in depth conversation about anything from the meaning of life to Brexit.

Thank Barti-Du
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of short walks in various directions from the car park. Good for dog walkers and families alike.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here several times. The walks are interesting and well signed. Cafe does lovely light food and drinks. Not the best when wet or raining.

Thank Clive J
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

A superb restoration and reclamation story. It gives visitors both young and old a great chance to see and experience an enormous range of natural wild life. This ranges from "Fire Flies" sparkling in the grass at twilight , to a great range of birds...More

Thank Glyn J
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

The service in the cafe was terrible today. My order of a sandwhich took ages to come and they completly ignored my husband's order of a toasted teacake. Used to be a pleasant place to eat after a good walk birdwatching but will not be...More

Thank Catherine L
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went for a lovely walk along one of the many footpaths in this nature reserve. Although it was a bit drizzly it was very good. We then went to the visitors centre and had very good coffee and a chicken wrap....More

Thank Delyth W
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Took my son here about a month ago he was just getting over chickenpox & was still quite spotty so didn't feel happy taking him to a play area even tho he wasn't really contagious anymore. It was lovely to just walk & enjoy the...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Keen bird watcher. Loads to look at. Great hides over looking water. If you like walking, long walk all around nature reserve. Great for dog walking. And a coffee and bite to eat in cafe.

Thank alanb2012
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Leyla H
February 2, 2016|
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Start a bit closure at Cardiff or London Heathrow. Proceed down M4 motorway to Junction 36 Bridgend /Sarn Park Services. Take exit on roundabout for Maesteg, (passing Sarn Park Services on your left). Down hill to... More
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Brent D
February 9, 2015|
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Response from Rrevera1 | Property representative |
Hi Brent, The nearest accommodation to Parc Slip Nature Reserve is a self-catering property called Swn-y-Nant, you can find further information on this property by visiting the Bridgend Bites website. If you're looking... More
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