Thursday, 23 July 2020


The Friends of Nant Fawr are very concerned about the suggestion in the proposals to develop the
Llanishen and Lisvane Reservoirs that an enhanced cycle path should be developed through the woods and meadows of the Nant Fawr corridor.

This has been included in the Cardiff Council cycling plans for some years now, and will be resisted strongly by the families and dog walkers who use the area. There has been an increased interest in our site during the recent pandemic and it has been good to see more people than usual enjoying the scenery.

There have however been some "near misses"  apparently on the current paths  and we hope that we can raise awareness of the dangers  of developing a fast "super-cycle highway".

Surely we do not have to wait until there is a serious accident before this idea is scrapped?

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Llanishen and Lisvane Reservoirs

A consultation document has been released explaining the proposals for the developments at the above reservoirs.

There is more information on the plans and also a feedback form to complete

Comments are invited and should be emailed by 17 August. to

The Friends of Nant Fawr will be  responding formally in due course.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Spotters Unite!

We would like to thank all those members  of the public as well as members of the Friends of Nant Fawr who have let us know of any untoward issues in the area.

Although our Ranger has not yet returned to work, there are members of the Parks Team and Council “Tree Team” who are able to step in when needed to rectify situations.

For instance, we were informed last week that one of the finger boards for the Nant Fawr Trail had been broken beside the entrance to Cardiff High School. This has now been removed for safe keeping.

If you spot anything in the woods or meadows which looks unusual, please continue to let us know.
We do hope it won’t be long before are able to set up some work days to tackle some of the problem areas.
And thanks again, spotters!

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Action Plan For Nant Fawr

Although the Friends have not been able to hold regular workdays this spring, we have started to consider what needs to be done in preparation for when we can start again.

There are clearly issues developing, not least due to the increased use of the site this year. Paths in particular have suffered a great deal of erosion due in many cases to the amount of use by bicycles.
We are asking our Committee for their views as to what are the most urgent pieces of work needed.

We would like to thank the public for not leaving a lot of litter around. Obviously the litter bins are heavily used by the dog walkers in particular, and it is unfortunate that sometimes the bins reach the level of overflowing. If this occurs, we do try to contact the Council to see if they can rectify the situation.

If anyone wishes to contact us with comments as to what needs to be done to bring our site back to its best appearance,  please get in touch through the email address

We are always glad to welcome new members to help support our 100 acres of woodlands, meadows, streams  and  parkland!