Bridgend’s Walking Festival 2018

Bridgend’s Love2Walk Festival returns in June for 9 days of walks and experiences showcasing the very best of the great outdoors in Bridgend.

The Festival, which is being run in partnership with the Bridgend Local Access Forum, takes place between Saturday 16th and Sunday 24th June. Best of all it’s FREE.
The programme for the Love2Walk Festival has recently been unveiled and it’s as varied as ever with walks for families and children, history buffs and nature lovers with a chance to try new experiences.

Local experts will be involved in many of the walks so expect to learn more about the borough, its nature and history.

As in previous years all walks are free of charge although some require booking in advance as places are limited so make sure you get your name down as they are sure to be popular.

Can’t wait until then, unable to take part in the Love2Walk Festival or want to explore on your own? Don’t worry as there are plenty of other ways to discover the beautiful Bridgend Coast and countryside.

The Rights of Way team promote walking, cycling and equestrian routes in the area varying from short circular walks to longer distance routes.

For further information and a programme of walks visit, telephone 01656 815217 or email

Garw Valley Walks

Three circular walks varying between 6Km and 11Km in length. Two routes start from Parc Calon Lan, Blaengarw whilst the third starts in Pont-y-rhyl. As part of the walks you will be able to explore the wildlife and countryside of the exposed uplands of the Garw valley, the ridge of Mynydd Llangeinyr, the secluded valley of Forch Wen and Cwm Garw Fechan.

Llynfi Valley Walks

Starting from either Maesteg or Garth train stations there are 5 walks to choose. Ranging from 8 Km to 11 Km in length the routes will lead walkers through the Llynfi Valley countryside from Cwmfelin and Llangynwyd in the South to Caerau in the north. Depending on which walk you choose you will see Ancient relics such as the Bodvoc Stone or Y Bwlwarcau; learn about Maesteg and the Llynfi Valley’s Industrial past; or, enjoy the countryside and wildlife as you wander through the Darren Valley or The Brynna.