Caerphilly Woodlands Trust


registered charity 1094799


About Us

We are a registered charity and it is our 10th anniversary this year. The woodland trust was formed in 2002 when we took over the old claypits which covers 23 acres of land that is situated within the Warren woodlands. We are based just off Van Road in Caerphilly.

If you are happy to become a member or a trustee member please contact us.

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A voluntary group who manage the woodland area on Caerphilly Mountain for the people of Caerphilly. They meet every sunday and have lots of fun planting trees, digging ponds and much more! Tools are provided and there is usually a cup of tea at the end of each session! Dogs are welcome.

In 2002 the woodlands (comprising 'the Warren', 'Wernddu Woods' and 'Coed y Fan') were saved from the threat of development thanks to the work of the then newly formed Caerphilly Woodlands Trust (CWT), the Forestry Commission and other local partners.

The woodlands are now owned by the Forestry Commission, who agreed to manage the woodlands in partnership with the Caerphilly Woodlands Trust.

In April 2003 the CWT became the sole and permanent owners of approximately 23 acres of the woodlands within 'the Warren', consisting of the area known locally as the 'old clay pits' and surrounding area. This area has now been renamed as 'Coed y Werin' to reflect that the CWT manage these woods and hold them in trust for all the people of Caerphilly.

The site has been given the important status of site of specific scientific interest because it reveals over 350 million years of geological history, a sort of 'storyboard'. You will be able to see coal seams that were famously mined in the Rhondda, Taff and Rhymney valleys.



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