The following are other green spaces within the Caerphilly county borough that are great for wildlife. As these sites are not owned or managed by the Caerphilly CBC please check with the respective owners for any restrictions or conditions relating to access before you visit.


Rudry Common, Rudry

Grid Reference   ST183865Walled pastures, hilltop grasslands and woodland edges. Bog asphodel and southern marsh orchid can be found in wetter areas. Look out for stonechat sentries on the gorse.


Caerphilly Mountain, Caerphilly

Grid Reference   ST157865

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.

Ruperra Conservation Trust     Tel: 029 2088 5840


Coed-y-Werin, Caerphilly

Grid Reference   ST168862

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.

Caerphilly Woodlands Trust     Tel: 029 2088 6863


Twmbarlwm, Risca

Grid Reference   ST243925

A great place to walk amongst heather and wimberry heath. In the wetter areas look out for the 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!

Gwent Wildlife Trust     Tel: 01600 715501

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