Thursday, 2 September 2021

GRR............WE ARE ANGRY..............!

 We are ANGRY,  VERY ANGRY!   At a time when we are being encouraged to plant trees across Wales, certain young yobbos have decided to chop trees down in Woods Covert to make yet another BMX track.  They were seen attacking the trees with a saw and an axe. 

Thank you to the observant local residents who were able to photograph them and follow one home.  The police have been involved.   

We will not welcome these individuals in Woods Covert again.

If anyone else sees some similar acts of vandalism, please contact us!    

Monday, 30 August 2021

The August Hay Rake 29 August 2021

This was a great success despite the fact that we couldn't offer cider and welsh cakes!

Thank you to all the volunteers who came back after 18 months. It was good also to welcome some new members and their families.  We managed to rake the two fields and cut back some of the hedges. Hopefully we will see the results in the form of a good display of wild flowers again next summer.

Next month we are planning to meet at the top of the site near Rhydyblewin farmhouse on Sunday 26 September at 10.00am.  More news later including details as to whether volunteers will still need to book in advance. 

The Annual General Meeting 25 August 2021

 We decided to try and hold a physical meeting with social distancing instead of a virtual meeting and our Secretary, Lesley Anne Baxter, kindly offered her garden.

We managed to gather together a quorum and were able to consider the usual reports.   Both the Chairman, Jane Williams and the Treasurer, Pat Bishop indicated their willingness to continue in post until the end of March 2022.  

Kevin Date, our Council Ranger, outlined the work which was needed to attempt to catch up with the last few months where the numbers using the site have been very high and where there has been much heavy damage to paths in particular.

We also had a useful discussion about Cardiff Council's proposals to develop a "super cycle highway" through the site to link up with the housing developments in Lisvane and Pontprennau.  We intend to object strongly to these proposals and hope that members of the public, whether members of the Friends of Nant Fawr or not will also respond to the Council by the closing date on 31 October. (see  if you do not wish to respond via the consultation portal, please contact your local Councillors and ask them to do so on your behalf.

If you wish to get in touch with The Friends of Nant Fawr you can contact us on

Monday, 23 August 2021

Sunday 29 August - The Hay Rake 2021


Meet at Heol Esgyn Bridge at 10.00am for two hours.  We will rake away the grass to allow the wild flowers to flourish.

Bring your own drink and rake if possible (the Parks Dept lost some of their rakes recently in a fire)

To confirm your attendance, please contact our Secretary, Lesley Anne Baxter re the form required for Covid restrictions, at

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