The Ebbw Fach Trail


"A walk from our industrial past -  

 To our environmentally friendly future."

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Lakeside & The Waun Pond Project

Gwaen Helgyn (Marsh of the Willows) Sensory Garden.

The photographs below are of a sensory garden built on the banks of the Waun Pond and was opened on May 19th 2011.The garden, which was constructed mainly from recycled plastic, will provide a facility for the disabled. It comprises decking ramps for wheelchairs and an array of sensory plants with different colours.

People from Brynmawr’s Bert Denning Centre, which caters for adults with severe physical and sensory disabilities, will visit and work in the garden once a week.

To find out more about the sensory garden, please click on the link to the Gwent Gazette report on the opening.

Lakeside & Waun Pond Project.

This part of Blaenau Gwent has a rich history from the Bronze Age  to the present day. The lake is the biggest man-made lake in the Ebbw Fach valley and is being developed into a major fishing attraction. Waun Pond also has a varied wildfowl community.

The round tower adjacent to the lake will be turned into a café with a bird watching tower. Local history will be interpreted as a mural in the ceiling.

The Friends of Lakeside and Waun Pond charity has been established to redevelop the Lakeside area in Nantyglo, especially around Waun Pond.

The project is part of a five year plan to redevelop Waun Pond and the surrounding areas bordering the Lakeside development.

Photographs taken late March 2012.

Lakeside, Brynmawr

Visitors to the Waun Pond can park in the Lakeside Retail Park.

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Photographs taken August 2012.

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Lakeside Environment Group Twitter Account

Gwent Gazette


To get direction to Lakeside Retail Park, please click on the GOOGLE Map to the right, and then click on "view larger map".

Photographs taken May 2019