Ponds & Woodlands
A Local Nature Reserve &
Community Green Flag Award Winner
18th FEBRUARY 2016 - FREE HEDGE LAYING COURSE.
A free hedge-laying course was organised and took place at the woodlands on Thursday 18th February 2016. The courses well attended by volunteers, Keep Wales Tidy, Beaufort Hill Woodlands, Gwent Wildlife Trust (GWT), BGCBC Environmental Dept and TWO politicians. Many thanks to Richard Baker (GWT) who conducted the training with the new attendees and to Liz Winstanley (GWT) for helping to organise the event.
Many thanks to Philip Jones Timber Products for the supply of 1/4 saw stakes and their continued support of our management plans.
Further details of the course can be found by visiting the Ponds &
Woodlands Facebook and Twitter pages by clicking on their respective logos.
JUNE 2016- PHOTO OF SWAN PUBLISHED IN "THE TIMES" NEWSPAPER.
Les Price who lives near the Woodlands, regularly takes photos around the site, and captured one of the swans landing on the water and was recently published in "THE TIMES" newspaper, but for some reason they cropped the photo and it does not show the refelection in the water - see actual photo.
The caption below the photo says - Splash of colour A swan comes in to land in bright sunshine at Beaufort Hill Ponds in Brecon Beacons, South Wales "
To view the news page in greater detail, please download a PDF file by clicking
21st JULY 2016 - BEAUFORT HILL PONDS & WOODLANDS WINS A GREEN FLAG AWARD FOR 2016/17
For the fourth consecutive year, we have earned the prestigious 'Green Flag Community Award' from Keep Wales Tidy.
To view/download a press release of the award, please click on the Green Flag,
To find out more about the awards and this years winners, please click on the Keep Wales Tidy logo.
MAY 2016 - WOOD SCULPTURE REPLACED AT CHANDLERS ROAD ENTRANCE
The original wood sculpture at the Chandlers Road Entrance had started to rot, so John James kindly carved a replacement.
SEPTEMBER 2016 - HIGHLANDS ROAD ENTRANCE
I came across two old photos recently, of when houses were being built opposite the Highlands Road Entrance during 1982, then took photos from the same viewpoint on 26th September 2016.
The view has changed somewhat during those 32 years !!