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.)
Next Working Party: Sunday 20th January 2019 Meet at the Heol Cefn Onn entrance at 2pm (then Sunday 17th February 2019).
We are proud to announce that Keep Wales Tidy has given us a Green Flag Community Award for 2018/19.
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.
Why not join us on one of our Working Parties and help us maintain the woods in good condition?
Spring Walk: This took place on Saturday 28th April, ably led by our Ranger, Raj Chettri
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 one-off donation or give regularly by standing order. 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.
Donate to help Coed-y-Felin
There is no formal membership but if you are interested in donating and helping us look after the woods, please click here for the Donation/Standing Order Mandate form. Click here to read our Data Use Policy.
The Wildflower Meadow, Heol Cefn Onn entrance
LINK Newsletter Articles
March 2018, April 2018
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.