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Kenfig Nature Reserve

Kenfig Nature Reserve is one of the UK’s most important wildlife conservation sites. Also it is one of Wales's top sand-dune reserves, with plants like wild fen orchids, birds and insects depending on this habitat for their survival.

Glamorgan's largest natural lake, Kenfig Pool, is set on the edge of the reserve with spectacular views across Swansea Bay to the Gower. In fact, the reserve is leftover from a huge, rolling dune system that once stretched from the Ogmore estuary to the Gower Peninsular.

The reserve is a favourite refuge for wildfoul all year round. The area is very popular with birdwatchers, photographers, walkers, and families. It is one of the few places in the UK where the bittern can be seen during the winter.

Kenfig National Nature Reserve is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. Indeed the reserve has gained international recognition for success in nurturing rare species.

The area is managed to ensure the dunes aren’t overcome by dense grassland and scrub woodland losing important and diverse wildlife.

Kenfig Nature Reserve is no longer managed by Bridgend County Borough Council. It is now managed by Kenfig Corporation Trust.


Kenfig Corporation Trust
Telephone: 01656 815070

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