Webber's Pond

On the outskirts of Gethin Woodland Park lies the reserve of Webber's Pond. Webbers Pond is owned and managed by the Merthyr Tydfil & District Naturalists Society.

During Spring and Summer, the pond teems with life - dragonflies, amphibians and wild flowers are in abundance. Bird watchers can see warblers, finches, woodpeckers and kingfishers.  In winter, redpoll and siskin can be seen in the area.

Child friendly dipping platforms and fishing areas make the area great for a day out for the family, and parking can be accessed nearby by following the turning for Gethin from the A470 in Merthyr Tydfil.

The woodland is managed by the Forestry Commission who strive to protect the under threat rhos pasture (rough and marshy grassland).

Gethin Woodland is the site of exciting future Mountain Biking developments which will enable you to access Webbers Pond on two wheels rather than four by the end of 2013.

This area was once part of Gethin Colliery which was owned by the Cyfarthfa Iron Company.  The pond was built to provide water to the Gethin Pit No 2 with its own pond keepers house.

Tel: 01685 727474
Last updated: 15.11.2011
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