The Trust owns over 8.5 acres of land and will hopefully extend its land ownership in order 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. The park 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, skate board circuit, mountain bike circuit, football and rugby pitches and changing rooms and toilets.
Immediately adjacent to the Trust centre is 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 as been its emblem since its inception in February 1995. There is also an abundance of other wildlife found within the Valley including, foxes, badgers, hares and stoats.
To the north of the Valley there lies the Cwm Bargoed woodland that 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 view 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 430AD.
The centre is linked to the national cycle route and cyclists can travel to almost any destination within Great Britain 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 has an abundance of free car parking available 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.