Ogmore Estuary SS8675: Coastal maritime habitat, good for seawatching especially autumn. Good for waders & gulls.
Ogmore River & Portobello Island SS8776: Tidal river system. Very good for gulls, waders and wildfowl. Also passerines on riverbanks.
The Watermill SS8877: Flooded fields especially autumn & winter periods. Good for passage migrants: wildfowl, waders & gulls
Norton Wood SS8776: Small mixed woodland good for passage migrants in spring & autumn
Dunraven SS8873: Wooded valley area with walled garden and the seacliffs of Witches Point. (not shown). Good for grassland species and wooded areas for passage migrants in spring and autumn. This site has the Hertiage Coast Centre to the left of the carpark.
Pitcot Pond, St. Brides Major SS895745: Small pond next to B4265. Worth a look in autumn and winter for wildfowl. Has had some unusual species in the past.
Pitcot Pond and surrounds
Nash Point area including Cwm Nash and Marcross SS9168, 9070 & 9269. [Coastal maritime habitat with calcareous grassland, woods and hedgerows.]
The Valley at Nash Point that funnels up towards Marcross. Excellent for passage migrants in spring and especially in late summer/autumn. Has the potential for rare species
Llantwit Major, Cwm Col-huw LNR. Wide valley with damp meadow and scrub fringes and wooded sides.
Gileston including Limpert Bay, The Walls & Summerhouse Point ST0165, ST0166 & SS9966 [Coastal maritime habitat with grassland, small wood, scrub and arable land]
Aberthaw lagoon and surrounds ST0366. What could have been Glamorgan's Minsmere was ruined by ash tipping. A small remnant remains, which includes a small brackish pool with scrub and reedbed fringe and south of the seawall a small saltmarsh lagoon and a small dune system.
Rhoose Pools & surrounds: ST0665 [Coastal, old quarry workings with pools and scrub/reed fringes. Good for passage migration and resident aquatic avifauna. Most southerly point in mainland Wales.]
Lavernock Point ST1868 [Coastal: scrub, hedgerows, fields: arable & pasture. Probable the best seawatching site in Eastern Glamorgan, although Porthcawl is very productive too, Lavernock has a longer history. A true point of land running west/east then north towards Penarth. Excellent for passage migration. Many rare species recorded.]
(Lavernock - Lag = layer stratum & nakki = neck, The Layered or Stratified Neck)
Ogmore Down SS8975 [Limestone downs. Good for raptors and small passerines. Also excellent site for Lepidoptera].
Ogmore Down looking from Old Castle Down
Castle upon Alun Valley: Good for passerines, both resident & migrants. Also Lepidoptera.
Looking NW from the ford
Barry Dock: Good for Gulls, Grebes & Divers. Occasionally diving ducks present.