"A walk from our industrial past -
To our environmentally friendly future."
The site lies approximately 1300 – 1350 feet above sea level and comprises 81 hectares of open space situated north of Beaufort and to the south of the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road between Ebbw Vale and Brynmawr. Most of the site was created as a land reclamation scheme on an area of former opencast mine workings.
Part of the site also includes Mynydd Llangattock Common which is important for notable species such as snipe and breeding lapwing. It is also a valuable site for the local community and popular for walking, angling, bird watching and other forms of informal recreation.
The site is adjacent to the moorland tops of the Llangattock and Llangynidr mountains on which there is little shelter and harsh winter conditions. The mountains are within the Brecon Beacons National Park although the site itself is not within the Park’s boundaries.
In 1937,when the new Richard Thomas and Baldwins Steelworks opened in Ebbw Vale,a new reservoir was constructed at nearby Blaen-Y- Cwm and the ponds were kept full by water being released from this reservoir.
The source of the Ebbw Fach River is the Lower Boat Pond at Beaufort Hill Woodlands.
Beaufort Hill Ponds & Woodlands
A Local Nature Reserve and Green Flag Award Winner
To find out more about Beaufort Hill Ponds & Woodlands, please visit their website, by clicking on the logo, also on their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Highlands Road Entrance
There are three car parking spaces - two are for disabled visitors.
Bottom of Little Lane
There are six car parking spaces for for disabled visitors.
Woodlands' Page 2
HOW TO GET TO BEAUFORT HILL PONDS & WOODLANDS
To get directions to the main entrance at Highlands Road, please use the GOOGLE Map to the right , and then click on "view larger map"
AERIAL VIEW AUGUST 2018
Drone view of part of the Ponds & Woodlands site.
This image is copyrighted and reproduced courtesy of Richard Whitcombe
- please click to enlarge