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TBDT and the surrounding area.

The Trust owns over 8.5 acres of land and will hopefully extend its land ownership to provide additional facilities and business opportunities within the Taff Bargoed Valley.

We enjoy an excellent location and the Millennium Country park is located less than a mile south of its centre, which comprises two lakes and two man-made weirs that are used for fishing, kayaking, canoeing and water polo. There is also a children’s play area, skateboard circuit, mountain bike circuit, football and rugby pitches, changing rooms, and toilets.

Immediately adjacent to the Trust centre is one of Europe’s largest reed-bed system. The system is used to filter any impurities that may enter into the Taff Bargoed river and this attracts many birds such as dippers, kingfishers, moor-hens, coots, mallard ducks and herons.

The red kite is also a regular visitor to the Trusts centre and has been its emblem since its inception in February 1995. 

To the north of the Valley lies the Cwm Bargoed woodland, which comprises many unique trees and has a Local Nature Reserve status. Many walks can be encompassed due to the rich variety of wildlife available and there are also many Roman remains on views such as a Roman Road, an inscribed standing stone, practice works and the Roman Fort that was based in Gelligaer. An ancient cross can also be viewed on the common. This was where the church of Capel Gwladys was located and dated 430 AD.

The centre is linked to the national cycle route and cyclists can travel to almost any destination from the centre. There is also a link to the Taff Trail that is located just 1 mile south of the centre and this is a very popular cycle trail and is extensively used.

Car Parking – The centre offers free car parking for all visitors with excellent views of this stunning Valley. This asset is often taken for granted and is an important factor in attracting additional tourism to the area.