Friends of 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.)
We are proud to announce that Keep Wales Tidy have given us a Green Flag Community Award in recognition of our "excellent facilities and commitment to delivering great quality green space."
Why not join us on one of our Working Parties and help us maintain the woods in good condition?
Next Working Party: Sunday 20th August Meet at the Heol Cefn Onn entrance at 2pm. (Future Working Parties: Sundays 17th September, 8th October, 19th November.)
Winter 2015/16: millpond reappears and stepping stones disappear!
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.
Sometimes work needs to
be done which is beyond the capabilities of volunteers, so we occasionally pay
for work to be done; our main grant funder since 2006, Environment Wales, has
undergone major changes, and no future funding will be made available to groups
such as ourselves so it would help if you could make a donation or complete a
standing order for £5 pa. This is vital in order to maintain the woods in good
condition for wildlife and the community to enjoy.
We have a regular article in the LISVANE Link to keep people informed about our activities.
Become a Friend of Coed-y-Felin
There is no formal membership but if you are interested in
becoming a Friend and helping us look after the woods, please click here for the Membership/Donation and Standing Order Form.
The Wildflower Meadow, Heol Cefn Onn entrance
LINK Newsletter Articles
February 2016, January 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 2013, September 2013, July 2013, June 2013, May 2013, February 2013, January 2013,
The ‘Green Man’ sculpture Bluebells
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:-
- To improve this valuable amenity and to help to conserve it for the community.
- To promote the study of the wildlife in the woods, the plants, birds, animals and insects in their natural habitat.
- To preserve and encourage the flora and fauna of the woodlands, including its diversity of trees.
- To work in partnership with the Cardiff City Council, with all local residents and with any other appropriate body.
- To promote the educational enjoyment of Coed-y-Felin.