The FDRNR took over the running of this superb local nature reserve in 2000 and have achieved amazing things in the last 17 years, building ponds and paths, new wrought iron gates and railings, signage and two magnificent green-oak timber garden buildings, one with a living roof, the other based on the oldest lychgate in the country and roofed in reclaimed Welsh slate, as well as restoring and enhancing many aspects of the wildlife habitat. We inherited a 30ft square temporary classroom which was installed in the 1970’s and has served us well for 40 years, but is very close to the end of its life.
We want to create a sustainable, low energy building using timber, and which can be partly constructed by volunteers and timber building enthusiasts. The building will be used to support the Nature Reserve's environmental, education, community and musical activities and events.
UPDATE 17 Oct 2016 - We were successful in our application to the Ward Assembly for seed funding to kickstart the planning of the new Education Centre - watch this space!