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Read on to find out who we are and what we do. If you would like to donate to help our work, you can pay by PayPal using this button, or see other options further down the page. 

If you visit Coed-y-Felin, please practice social distancing. This is vital if we are to slow or halt the person-to-person transmission of COVID-19.

Friends of Coed-y-Felin

Cyfeillion Coed-y-Felin

Coed-y-Felin comprises about 16 acres of semi-ancient and mixed natural woodland in the heart of Lisvane, sandwiched between Heol Cefn Onn (the main entrance), Clos Llysfaen, Ivydale, Ridgeway and Millrace Close, with entrances in each. (To see the location, click here.)  

Working Parties

Following the government announcements with regards Covid-19, Cardiff Council has decided to suspend all non-essential meetings and gatherings for the time being. This means that all volunteering activity will be suspended until further notice. This is not a decision taken lightly but is intended to safeguard staff and volunteers as across the Council. 

We are proud to announce that Keep Wales Tidy has given us a Green Flag Community Award for 2019/2020.

The Green Flag Award programme is delivered in Wales by environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy, with support from Welsh Government. It is judged by green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, environmental management and community involvement.

Donate to help Coed-y-Felin

Sometimes work needs to be done which is beyond the capabilities of volunteers, so we occasionally pay for work to be done and may also have to buy materials. If you would like to donate in order to help us look after the woods, you can pay by PayPal using the Donate button at the top of this page, or make a standing order or donation direct to our bank account:

The Friends of Coed-y-Felin Woods

Sort Code: 20-18-17, Account Number: 90657948

or click here for the Donation/Standing Order Mandate form.

Click here to read our Data Use Policy.

Dylan the Dragon

 Dylan The Dragon wood carving

Spring Walk:  This took place on Saturday 6th April, ably led by our Ranger, Raj Chettri

Spring Walk April 2019

Regular work is needed to maintain the woods in good condition for wildlife and the community to enjoy. The vast majority is undertaken by volunteers from the local area. We hold regular work days so why not come along and join us? Meet new people, learn new skills, keep fit for free, learn about the wildlife we have here. All work is supervised by a Ranger from Cardiff Council, who are the owners of the wood.                                                                                                                                                       


We have a regular article in the LISVANE Link to keep people informed about our activities.


The Wildflower Meadow, Heol Cefn Onn entrance 

LINK Newsletter Articles   

March 2018, April 2018 

February 2016January 2016

January 2015, March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 July/August 2015, September 2015, October 2015

November 2014, October 2014, September 2014, July 2014,  April 2014, March 2014, January 2014,

December 2013September 2013, July 2013, June 2013, May 2013, February 2013, January 2013,

December 2012 



About Coed-y-Felin

Coed-y-Felin comprises about 16 acres of semi-ancient and mixed natural woodland and is designated as a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI); that is ‘one of the most important sites of nature conservation value at the local level’. It is also a valuable section of the Nant Fawr corridor that is recognised by the County Council as having strategic importance in terms of recreation, amenity and wildlife. There is a nature trail around the woods, and the Nant Fawr Trail passes through.

It was because of the importance of the woods that the Friends of Coed-y-Felin was formed. We are a group of volunteers, mainly of neighbours from around the wood, and whose objectives are:-

  1. To improve this valuable amenity and to help to conserve it for the community.
  2. To promote the study of the wildlife in the woods, the plants, birds, animals and insects in their natural habitat.
  3. To preserve and encourage the flora and fauna of the woodlands, including its diversity of trees.
  4. To work in partnership with the Cardiff City Council, with all local residents and with any other appropriate body.
  5. To promote the educational enjoyment of Coed-y-Felin.