A view from space of the woods, this link only works if you have google earth installed, remember it is a free program! Google Earth

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Leaflets circa 1985

Best before breakfast, every morning!
Guaranteed to be good for your health!

An Autumn Stroll
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1933 Lease Plan
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Pictures of First Tree Planting
Drystone Walling
Gwent Events


Click here for the history of the old coal mine

If you visit the area by car please park in the bus terminus, below the Siloam Chapel, and not in The Square.

The land is officially called Coed Gwaun-y-Ffeiriad although the name is not often used. It is a beautiful place, scarred by abuse and misuse.
  • Illegal motorcycling
  • Arson
  • Rubbish dumping
  • Vandalism

Those people who regularly visit the forest may be particularly helpful if they are willing to offer ideas and to report any misuse of and damage to the forest. However you do not need to visit the forest to support the Trust.



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The Charity's objects (the Objects) are:

(1) The provision and maintenance of the Coed Gwaun-Y-Ffeiriad area of Upper Cwmbrân, to advance education of the public in good forest management, provide recreational facilities, and to encourage good forest practice through consultation and environmental assessments without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race, age, disability, nationality or of religious or other opinions.

(2) The provision as described in 3 (1), will exclude the use of motor vehicles in the woodland area, other than those required for management or forestry purposes and access by designated user groups, in particular disability groups and individuals with a disability.

(3) To carry out such other charitable purposes, for the benefit of those living or working in Torfaen, (“the area of benefit”), as the trustees in their absolute discretion from time to time decide.


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