Ponds & Woodlands
A Local Nature Reserve &
Community Green Flag Award Winner
Awarded for six consecutive years
Images of the eight entrance gates to the Woodlands site.
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.
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