Parc Slip Nature Reserve (Bridgend)
Parc Slip is a 300 acre restored opencast site consisting of grassland, woodland and wetlands, owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. A huge variety of wildlife is found here, from lapwing to great crested newt. There are a number of open access hides and viewing areas throughout the reserve, overlooking the wetland areas and ponds. 23 species of dragonfly have been sighted here, including Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly, Hairy Dragonfly and Four-spotted Chaser.
There are over 10km of paths through a variety of habitats, with some accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. There is a Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre on the Nature Reserve with toilets, Coffee Shop and Discovery Room, open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm. You can find the reserve by leaving the M4 at junction 36, following signs to Maesteg, then following the brown duck signs to Parc Slip. The nearest train station is Tondu.
Contact UsGrid reference: SS 881 842.
Nearest postcode: CF32 0EH.