Walking and Cycling
Bridgend has an expanding network of routes to encourage more people to walk and cycle more often and to become more active.
The network includes active travel routes aimed at encouraging walking and cycling as alternatives to using the car, Safe Routes in Communities schemes to encourage walking and cycling for local journeys, and leisure routes, such as the National Cycle Network and local community routes, which are ideal for families and less confident cyclists wishing to enjoy the outdoor environment.
A leaflet containing a plan of the routes in the area, together with cycling advice, information on recommended accommodation and further Active Travel information can be accessed via the links below:
In addition, the County Borough’s Rights of Way Network also has more than 500km of footpaths and 81km of bridleways which have existed for at least one hundred years.
The Council have also produced two key documents which outline our programme for the development of walking and cycling within the County Borough.
The Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) sets out proposals for improved access to the countryside as well as identifying, prioritising and planning improvements to the local rights of way network.
The Walking and Cycling Strategy focuses on the development of walking and cycling primarily as transport modes, but also considers the potential impact that walking and cycling can have on tourism, leisure and health. A Welsh language version of the Walking and Cycling Strategy is also available.
Contact details for the relevant departments are included on the appropriate pages, however, if you are unsure of which department to contact please use the customer care contact details below
Do you Love2walk?
Love2Walk is a walking initiative based in Bridgend which encourages local people and visitors to get out walking and explore the county borough; from the stunning scenery of the Bridgend Valleys to the Blue Flag coastline.
Regular walks are organised throughout the year by the Love2walk team.
For more information on walks and upcoming events, contact the team on (01656) 642081 or visit www.love2walk.co.uk.
Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: 01656 642541
Fax: 01656 642580