Other places

Rudry Common, Rudry

Grid Reference: ST183865
Walled pastures, hilltop grasslands and woodland edges. Bog Asphodel and Southern Marsh Orchid can be found in wetter areas. Look out for Stonchat sentries on the gorse.

Caerphilly Mountain, Caerphilly

Grid Reference: ST157865A
popular hilltop common with a network of paths criss-cross through the Gorse, Wimberry and Sedges. Great for Skylarks, Yellowhammer and Whinchats. Look out for lizards and snakes!

Coed Craig Ruperra, Draethen

Grid Reference: ST229871
A recovering ancient woodland owned and managed by Ruperra Conservation Trust. Visit in springtime for Bluebells and Wild Daffodils.

Tel: 029 2088 5840

Caerphilly Woodlands, Caerphilly

A large area of mixed woodland with streams, bogs and disused workings. Managed by Caerphilly Woodland Trust and Natural Resources Wales, the woodlands are the home of for nationally scarce Dormice, look out for the nibbled hazelnuts! Woods are full of fungi in the autumn.

Tel: 029 2088 6863

Twmbarlwm, Risca

Grid Reference: ST243925
A great place to walk amongst Heather and Wimberry heath and in the wetter areas to see bog mosses and the white heads of Common Cotton Grass.

Dan y Graig, Risca.

Grid Reference: ST235905
A nature reserve owned and managed by the Gwent Wildlife Trust. A rare example of limestone grassland, scarce in the county. Wildflowers and butterflies galore!

Tel: 01600 715501

 

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