Friends of Nant Fawr awarded £26,000 by Heritage Lottery Fund

Community education and conservation group Friends of Nant Fawr has received a £26,000 Heritage Lottery Grant to provide seven new information boards in the Cardiff beauty spot.

The group will work with local schools and volunteers to produce interpretation panels featuring the area’s biodiversity and history, which will be showcased on the boards alongside maps of the area. The boards will also feature QR codes to provide interactive additional information to explorers in the area.

Existing board

The Nant Fawr area stretches from Cardiff High School in Cyncoed alongside the recently saved Llanishen Reservoir to the top of Lisvane Reservoir. It consists of a variety of different types of vegetation from ancient woodland, more recent woodland, to a series of meadows, all of which are different.

The Chairman of the Friends of Nant Fawr, Jane Williams said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“We’ve been working to conserve and protect the area since 1993 as well as working with local volunteers, schools and youth groups to share the heritage and biodiversity of the area. This grant will help support the work of our dedicated volunteers and highlight the exciting and beautiful area we have here to the wider Cardiff community.”