East Glamorgan, Cardiff and the Valleys

Coed y Bwl wild daffodil woods, near St. Brides Major, Glamorgan by Richard Marks

Coed y Bwl wild daffodil woods, near St. Brides Major by Richard Marks

We manage 11 nature reserves in east Glamorgan, Cardiff and the Valleys, including the beautiful reserve of Parc Slip, with its great cafe and easy to access areas as well as its hidden corners, which was once a coal mine. It has some fantastic historical features such as the Fountain, a memorial to a terrible mining disaster and we are working with a local heritage society tell more people about this aspect.

Taf Fechan Nature Reserve, near Merthyr Tydfil, is a magical and stunning nature reserve with its lime stone cliffs, wild river and verdant fern filled valleys.

Coed y Bwl in the gentle Vale of Glamorgan is a wild daffodil wood on a steep slope this gem of a reserve is well worth visiting in March when the whole floor is carpeted in yellow of Tenby and Welsh daffodils and studded with the white of wood anemones.

Latest East Glamorgan News

  • Santa’s coming to Parc Slip Nature Reserve Santa's GrottoSee your little ones’ faces light up as they meet Santa himself at Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre (Coffee Shop) on 6th & 7th December.... Read More » Booking is essential as places are limited; call us on 01656 724100 or pop into the Coffee Shop to book your place today.... Read More » £5 entry ...
  • Wonderful Waxcaps (and funny looks) The well named Golden WaxcapAs a gateway into identifying Fungi you can’t get much better than Waxcaps.   Not only are they easy to spot, being brightly coloured and found on open unimproved grassland, but they are (relatively) easy to identify using a simple key (there are several available online).... Read More » I have also noticed as I try to ...
  • The Great Wall of Coed y Bwl The great wall of Coed y BwlOn a dark and stormy night last autumn, gale force winds off the Bristol Channel hit Coed-y-Bwl Reserve with enough force to bring down a 25ft section of perimeter wall – sending chunks of limestone rolling down the precious wild daffodil slope, leaving a trail of debris and in their wake Volunteers were quickly on the ...
  • Threatened Lapwing Given Urgently Needed Support Lapwing by MJ ClarkA vital Lapwing revival project will be undertaken at Parc Slip Nature Reserve, on the outskirts of Bridgend, thanks to a Landfill Communities Fund grant of £26,060 from SITA Trust.... Read More » Parc Slip Nature Reserve is owned and managed by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW). The reserve is a restored ...
  • Snippets from Bridgend Sat nav swallows by Roy WilliamsBridgend Local Group are a very active bunch and you can get a flavour of their antics and their humour in this edition of their Snippets Magazine (4.2MB). Here’s one of the articles from this edition of Snippets.... Read More » Little Hens of the Summer Recently a friend from England remarked that the Welsh language “obviously” wouldn’t ...
  • The unveiling of lichen lichen by Graham WatkeysJust sit watching a tree,... Read More » Its leaves waving away... Read More » Sit watching a tree,... Read More » Leaves waving away,... Read More » Watch a tree,... Read More » Waving away,... Read More » Watch,... Read More » See,... Read More » Leaves drifting,... Read More » Watch a tree,... Read More » Leaves drifting away,... Read More » Sit watching ...
  • Unknown Wales Conference Review 2014 Stephen Moss talks about the revival of the Red Kite in WalesWe had a fantastic day at the 4th annual Unknown Wales Conference this year, held on Saturday 11th October 2014 in conjunction with the National Museum of Wales, with over 200 delegates joining us at the museum for a day of interesting talks.... Read More » The day kicked off with a brilliant talk from Dr ...