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Three running trails on the 'Spirit of Llynfi Woodland' site already being used by local community!

Date published: 18/05/2018


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Great news - the three running trails on the 'Spirit of Llynfi Woodland' site have now been waymarked, and are already being used by the local community! 

The running trails comprise a 5k, 3k and 1k route, providing the opportunity for people of different fitness/ability levels to make use of the trails. 

The Running Trails Project was initiated by the local community with various groups and individuals, including local school children coming forward with the desire to see waymarked running routes developed in the community. 

Download information on trails here >>>

The partners involved in developing the running trails were Natural Resources Wales, Bridgend County Borough Council, Sustrans and Run Wales. The project was part funded through a 'Changing for the Better' grant administered by BAVO.

'The Spirit of Llynfi Woodland' also now has a formally constituted volunteer group 'The Llynfi Woodland Group'. This group comprises of local volunteers who currently meet on the first Saturday of every month on site to undertake a range of activities ranging from habitat creation, vegetation management, and outdoor cooking. 

The Woodland Group now have their own Facebook page 'Llynfi Woodland' should you wish to find out more/get involved!

Work has recently started on the woodland site to address the issue of illegal off-roading which has been a cause for concern for visitors and local residents for some time.  So far kissing gates have been installed at the main entrances, with further fencing to be installed at key locations in due course. It is hoped that these measures will go someway to reducing off-road bike activity and further improve the safety of visitors to the woodland.

There are plans in place for a green gym trail and a dog activity trail on site, so watch this space.....!

For further information visit www.cyfoethnaturiol.cymru or www.naturalresources.wales or T: 0300 065 3000.

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