Lamp posts line disused roads throughout the Barrens. Their height and uniformed spacing adds an extra dimension to the landscape while reminding you of the progressive decay as flakes of paint and metal fall away with each passing season.
A forgotten land, locked in a compound of decaying bricks and mortar
The lifeguard compound and lookout area dominates the Barrens.
A lot of locals use the barrens as a dog walking park and it's all very social.
Looking through the lifeguard compound and out to sea.
Lampposts rise up in unexpected places in The Barrens
There's a still beauty in the Barrens
Growing in the dunes that are slowly reclaiming the Barrens.
Looking past the confines of the Barrens
Nature fighting to take back the Barrens
I'm sure it had a purpose at some point in time.
Returning to Trecco Bay at the end of the day
A lamppost in the middle of the Barrens.
The old, now defunct, lifeguard lookout station.
The new, container constructed, lifeguard station for Sandy Bay and Trecco Bay.
One of a group of shipping containers placed at the edge of the Barrens
Cycling through the disused roads in the Barrens
Seagulls and Jackdaws, they're the birds you're most likely to see in and around the Barrens.
You would be amazed at the things that get left behind in the Barrens.
Coloured blocks marked the middle of your touring plot.
Sunlight catching the Ammophila grasses
A Google Earth satellite image showing the confines of this documentary project in this forgotten corner of Porthcawl