Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Welcome to Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Become a Member

You’ll be supporting a Welsh community interest company, devoted to creating a sustainable local woodlands in the heart of the Tredegar Valley, for the benefit of the local community, for nature and biodiversity and for the benefit of future generations.

“The wood that pays is the wood that stays”

Gwynfor Evans


Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

How we started...

From spoil tip to fruit orchards…

Once an Ancient Woodland, thriving with a wealth of fauna and flora and home to a vast ecosystem of wildlife, the luscious green woodlands became the dumping ground during and after the industrial revolution for spoil and slag from the iron and steelworks, pits and quarries. In later years, Sirhowy became a domestic refuse tip.

With the determination of the surrounding local communities, we are reclaiming that once despoiled landscape. 

This is the story of Sirhowy Hill Woodlands…

From spoil tip to fruit orchards...

Learn more about the History of Sirhowy

Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Why join Sirhowy Hill Woodlands?


Making a difference for local Wildlife

Safeguard the future of woodland wildlife is paramount to us. £3.00 a month will help us to protect & restore local habitats for the benefit of the growing number of endangered and vulnerable species on our site. 

Fauna & Flora

Fauna, Flora & Woodlands

Support like yours helps fund to reverse the damage done to our young urban woodland, allowing it to flourish for centuries to come so that it can become a new ancient woodland.

In the past few years we have:

Community Engagement

A community for everyone to enjoy & nurture

Sirhowy Hill Woodlands is a community not just for the residents of Blaenau Gwent, it is a community to be enjoyed by all who visit. Your membership helps fund:

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Membership for as little as £3 a month

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