Saturday, 19 December 2020

 Seasonal Greetings!

We would like to wish all our readers best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

This has been a difficult year for the Friends of Nant Fawr as we have been unable to set up any of our usual activities such as the monthly work days with volunteers, the Family Fun Day, and organised Walks.

Our Ranger, Kevin Date has been able to work on his own for part of the year and has done a great job in managing the paths and attacking the encroaching undergrowth. We do hope that when the vaccine has been widely distributed, we will be able to get back to normality in the Spring and the workdays will re-commence.

During 2020, our area of woodlands and meadows has proved extremely popular with families dog walkers and cyclists.  A number of people have joined the membership and we look forward to meeting some new volunteers in due course.

The increased use of the site has meant that the paths have been heavily used this year and we have appreciated the positive feedback which we have received from new visitors in particular. The other side of this of course is the fact the excessive use of the paths especially during wet weather, has meant that the paths have become extremely worn and in need of attention. It will not be possible to start repairing the paths until the workdays start again. In the meantime it would be very helpful if the two side paths through Rhydypenau Woods were avoided as these have no stone base and become easily churned up.

We hope you are able to enjoy Christmas wherever you are living (some of our readers live in other countries) and  that the New Year will be a great deal more positive!

Jane Williams, Chairman Friends of Nant Fawr.

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!