PorthcawlBridgend (Wales)

Portbrid two
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Porthcawl and Bridgend (Wales).

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Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1) Maybe (1)

Problems reported -  Access (1)

Downloads - 3


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Grid Ref SS8186777074
Lat / Lon 51.48025° / -3.70257°
Easting / Northing 281,867E / 177,074N
What3Words blaring.steam.crusaders
Bridgend (Wales)
Grid Ref SS9075879851
Lat / Lon 51.50700° / -3.57545°
Easting / Northing 290,758E / 179,851N
What3Words follow.junior.exile

Portbrid Two's land is

Intertidal flats 5.6%
Natural grass 14.8%
Pasture 28.2%
Urban 30.1%
Woods 21.3%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



09 Jul 2022

This is an enjoyable route. All the main points are covered in the first review; the most important is that the route through Merthyr Mawr Warren (from Candleston car park to the beach near Porthcawl) is difficult to navigate as it is indeed warren-like with many more paths than are shown on the map, and few markers. It’s easier to walk through straight through the dunes between the car park and the beach (directly south of the car park).
The footpath sections south of Bridgend are well-marked; there are a couple of stone-slab stiles (see pic 2).

Black Squirrel

22 Apr 2022

This is a hugely rewarding walk of just about 8.5 miles with glorious sea views, fine countryside and fields all the way into the heart of Bridgend. It does not seem to be suitable to wheelers owing to a large number of obstacles. It is difficult to navigate in the Merthyr Mawr Warren and it would be easier to remain on the Wales Coast Path to Candleston car park where the designated SlowWay rejoins.
The first half of the walk is mainly on soft ground where the paths are sometimes narrow and uneven. This gives way to harder surfaces in the second half of the walk but there are many kissing gates and stiles throughout the entire walk. Some fields in the later stages have livestock (horses). A short diversion leads to an underpass which helps the crossing of the busy Bridgend by-pass.
Bridgend has all the facilities for shopping, banks and food that you would expect in a town, and a main line railway station to Swansea, Cardiff and London.
I have given it only four stars because of its limitations for wheelers.

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