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Kenfig Nature Reserve

Kenfig Nature Reserve 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.

The reserve is a favourite refuge for wildfoul all year round. The area is a very popular place with birdwatchers. 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.

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

Visitor information

Disabled access is encouraged but access to the dune systems is difficult for wheelchair users.

A warden is often onsite to answer any queries you may have.

Talks and slide shows can be arranged, along with guided walks for organised groups. An advisory service is also available for schools.

The site is managed jointly by Bridgend County Borough Council and Natural Resources Wales.

Dogs are permitted on leads.

Toilets are open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week.


Kenfig Nature Reserve

Telephone: 01656 815070

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