Walk the Coed Talon Bridleway!

A former railway provides the main route, the Rail Path, now a public footpah and bridleway, along the length of the Nature Reserve (an area of 20 hectares/50 acres).  The area has a rich industrial history which was based on the geology of the ground below with exploitation aided by the coming of the railways.  The mining gear, chuffing engines, clanking rail and tram lines are gone and the open cast mines have been filled in. Nature is rapidly reclaiming the ground with help from the local community who have planted the open cast area with trees and controlling the gorse.

Along the Rail Path is Coed Talon Marsh, a wetland area that provides a rich habitat for bog-loving plants and animals. This area has SSSI status (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and is protected by legislation. Birds of Prey such as buzzards and kestrals are to be seen over the fields alongside the Rail Path which means there are plenty of mice and voles about. And as a reminder that people have always shaped and reshaped the land the great medieval earthwork, Offa’s Dyke has seen long service supporting the Llanfynydd Road and the other end of the bridleway.


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