Events and Activities

Information on events and activities taking place at locations across the Vale of Glamorgan's Coast and Countryside.

Nest Box Day and Vale Owls Show

The Countryside Service will be holding a bird box making session to celebrate National Nest Box Week. Why not come along make a nest box and give a brood a home.


Vale Owls will also be on site to display and talk about their rescued owls. There is no charge for the owl display; however, Vale Owls would be grateful for any donations on the day.


Saturday 16th February Porthkerry Country Park Lodge 1pm until 3pm


Sunday 17th February Cosmeston Lakes Country Park 10am until 1pm


Prices: £5.00 per box, suitable for all the family


For further information please contact

  • 02920701678


Group of nordic walkers with their walking poles

Age Cymru, Nordic Walking Courses

Age Cymru offers regular Nordic Walking courses at Cosmeston Lakes for the over 50s. The courses are run over five consecutive weeks, each session lasting approximately two hours. Days and times vary according to demand. All poles are supplied for the course. 


The sessions give an opportunity to try out some of the techniques in this fast growing and enjoyable form of exercise.


  • 07986 868872


With a variety of woodlands, beaches and commons there are plenty of places to explore by foot across our countryside and coastal areas. Pop into one of our visitor centres for walking guides, orienteering routes, maps and nature trails.



The Glamorgan Heritage Coast is now easily accessible for cyclists along the road from Cardiff to Bridgend. You can also take a ride through our country parks and explore the nature and wildlife along the way.


Water Sports

With 14 miles of coastline, it’s no wonder that the water is a hot spot for locals and visitors alike. Visit the Heritage Coast Centre or Cosmeston Lakes for more information about surfing, kayaking, diving, paddle boarding and windsurfing.