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Botanical walk – thanks Peter !

Fascinating walk this morning Peter. You have obviously done a lot of research in the Park. We saw rare trees, unique trees, tallest trees, champion trees, dangerous trees, aromatic trees, and flowering trees, all along with a peaceful Sunday morning stroll through … Continue reading

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Botanical Walk 13 July 2014 (10 – 12am) FREE

Friend’s member, Peter Kent, has very kindly agreed to repeat his very interesting and humorous 2012 guided walk around the Park pointing out nearly 80 of the fascinating botanical specimens. Meet in the carpark at 10am. If you are not … Continue reading

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Park Ranger’s report 2014

Our excellent Park Ranger, Alec, provided his report to the Friends annual AGM on 25th June 2014. “Yet another year has gone by as Ranger for Cefn Onn, and what a busy year it has been. The group continues to … Continue reading

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Joint Friends walk from Cefn Onn to Roath Park (10th May 2014)

The Friends of Cefn Onn, Coed-Y-Felin, Nant Fawr and Roath Park have got together to arrange a guided walk along the Nant Fawr Trail on Saturday 10th May. Meet in Cefn Onn car park at 1:45pm to walk approximately 4.5 … Continue reading

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Some diary dates for 2014

The Friends and Cardiff Council Park Ranger Service have arranged the dates for our Workdays (Sundays 2-4pm, meet in the car-park) in 2014 and all help on these days is much appreciated by both the Friends Group and all users of … Continue reading

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Bat boxes have arrived

Following the bat survey we did in the Park last year (see July 2012 News item) we applied for a grant for installing 23 bat boxes in the lower section of the Park. We had these on display in the … Continue reading

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Thanks Network Rail

Although we paid for it from our grant funding, we are very grateful to Network Rail and their contractor QTS for replacing the old and damaged grey fencing throughout the underpass. We are aware that this work was not one of their … Continue reading

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Reminder: Photo competition closes 30 Nov 2013

Earlier in the year we launched our first photography competition, with prizes (£20) for each of the three themes of Winter, Spring and Summer for both adult and children (<16yrs) groups. To give everyone the same opportunity to take photos all pictures … Continue reading

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Look out for more underpass improvements!

As part of our continuing entrance project grant we are hoping to have a few more improvements in the underpass area this coming week and then again next month. You won’t miss them !

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People’s choice Green Flag Park Wales – please vote

Several of Cardiff’s parks and green spaces have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award again this year but now members of the public are being urged to vote for their favourite, in order to be named the nation’s park … Continue reading

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