Enjoying the Common

The commons are most easily accessible by car, frequent parking opportunities are offered in the form of lay-bys and occasional car parks. Refer to Ordnance survey Explorer maps 166 and 151 and Landranger map 170. There are frequent bus services from Bridgend to Blackmill, Glynogwr, Pencoed, Heol y Cyw and Bryncethin. The nearest train station is situated in Pencoed.


Please look after our beautiful commons


  • Please take your litter home. Litter can be extremely dangerous for wildlife and livestock. If you see any fly tipping, please visit flytippingactionwales.org to learn how to report the incident.
  • Please don’t light fires on the common. Fire kills and injures wildlife and livestock.
  • The commons are open access, this means that it is legal to roam freely by foot. Be careful of streams, rivers and bogs if you are unsure, stick to well used paths.
  • Driving vehicles or riding motorbikes in on the common is illegal. Your vehicle or bike can be ceased and crushed and offenders will be fined. The common is home to many rare animals and plants, which are damaged or killed by these vehicles. Sheep, cattle and ponies are disturbed by the vehicles and they threatens the enjoyment of the common by other people. If you see someone riding or driving a motor vehicle on the common, please report it to South Wales Police on 101.
  • For the sake of livestock, ground nesting birds and adders, please keep your dogs under close control, particularly from March to July.
  • Please obey the countryside code when enjoying the common.