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Beaufort Hill

Ponds & Woodlands

A Local Nature Reserve &

Community Green Flag Award Winner

Green Flag

Awarded for seven consecutive years

Location of the Ponds & Woodlands

(To find out more, please click on each image)

Entrance Gates

Images of the eight entrance gates to the Woodlands site.

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Aerial Views

Aerial views of the site taken by drone, in 2014, 2017 and 2018, reproduced by kind permission of Bill Hillier, Gwyn Jenkins and Richard Whitcombe.

About the Site

Map showing boundaries of Woodlands site, details of habitats and the surrounding area, with images.

Access from A465 H.O.V Road

Images of the information Panels located near the 'Highest Point' Lay-by on the new A465 Heads of the Valleys Road, and directions for walking to the Ponds and Woodlands from the lay-by.

History of the Ponds

Ordnance survey map of ponds dated 1888, history of the ponds and their usage of water supply to the Ebbw Vale steelworks.

Images of the ponds in the 1980's and present day.

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Where to find us

Satellite views of the Ponds and Woodlands Site, also an Interactive Google Map to obtain directions to the main entrance and parking area at Highlands Road.

 The Ponds in 2018

Present day images of the Upper & Lower boat Ponds, the Butterfly Pond and the Drake Pond

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