Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Northern Wetlands at Parc Slip

Gina Gavigan

Discover Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Tondu. Bridgend

Welcome to Parc Slip

The 300 acre Parc Slip Nature Reserve has something for everyone. In 2019 the reserve was named as a Discovery Gateway site for the Valleys Regional Park project. As a Gateway Site, Parc Slip is one of the places where you can first discover the cultural, industrial and environmental heritage of the valleys.

As this is a nature reserve we ask that all dog walkers keep their dogs on a lead at all times.

Walk on the WILD side...

Parc Slip is home to a variety of different habitat types supporting many different species for wildlife enthusiast, a safe area for families to discover and enjoy nature, well -maintained traffic-free cycle tracks, including a 4km stretch of Sustrans National Cycle Route 4 for cyclists and over 10km of tracks for dog walking.

There are accessible paths on the Nature Reserve for wheelchairs, walking sticks and for those with sight problems.

We have a number of wildlife events and activities taking place from the centre, including weekly Reptile Rambles. Visit the website pages for the full events list.

Please note that the Visitor Centre is currently closed die to staff shortage. 


Get ready to soar with our 360 degree virtual reality experience! 

Get Ready to Soar!

Introducing our new 'WILD Parc Slip' virtual reality experience! Take a flight around the many habitats of Parc Slip with our 2 min 360 degree experience. Meet some of our WILD neighbours including a Kestrel, Badger, Great Crested Newt and Highland Cattle. 

As this is a 360 degree experience, don't forget to move the arrows up, down, left and right!

Mining Disaster at Parc Slip

Heritage and History Audio Tour

Step back in time with our audio trail

Directions to Parc Slip

From Junction 36 of the M4, at the roundabout take the exit onto the A4063 towards Maesteg. Go through two sets of traffic lights, then at the roundabout, take the second exit onto the B4281 (signposted Aberkenfig and Pyle), following the brown duck tourist sign for Parc Slip.  After approximately one mile, turn right at the Fountain Restaurant onto Fountain Road, still following the brown duck signs. Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre is on your left after approximately half a mile.

Please be aware that the satellite navigation systems may direct you onto New Road. The Visitor Centre is located on Fountain Road (signposted Fountain).

Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre
Fountain Road
CF32 0EH