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The Parc Slip Education Centre was built in 1994 by the Coal Board for educational purposes and is now used by the Trust as a Visitor Centre. The building is sited near the road, on the edge of the 100 hectare Parc Slip nature reserve and adjacent to the Trust’s administrative headquarters.
Access is particularly good throughout this reserve, with dipping platforms near the centre, access-for-all pathways, cycleways, natural pathways, bird hides and picnic benches. Please view the tabs above to learn more about the Visitor Centre and Coffee Shop, the events running from the centre, the Nature Reserve, the wildlife and the history of the site.
Although it is situated away from residential areas, it is visible from the road and has Route 4 of the National Cycle Network running alongside it and through the reserve. There is a large car park adjacent to the building.
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).