Fire Brigade training visits

Our local fire service will be bringing some young firefighters up to Blaen Bran on Tuesday 6th and Tuesday 13th June for a training exercise.

They will be bringing one engine into the woodland and will probably go to the area close to our charcoal oven, at the far end of the service track.

This is a planned activity with  no need to be alarmed.

Sunday 2nd April – tree planting day

Volunteers have planted over a thousand trees already this winter, and now we have another thousand to plant!!!

So why not join us on Sunday 2nd April, setting off from the log circle at 10am, we’ll make our way up to the planting area in the top, clear felled, section.

Anyone arriving later than 10am can make their own way up to the top (take the main track up to the pond, turn right towards the Mountain Air end, and after approx 150 metres take the left track into the felled area – look out for the Blaen Bran flag!!
We’ll remind everyone nearer to the day

Spring Clean litter pick at Blaen Bran

Another date for your diaries!
We are supporting Keep Wales Tidy and Torfaen CBC in their campaign to have a Spring Clean-up across the borough.
At Blaen Bran on our next Volunteering Sunday – March 5th we are looking for volunteers to litter pick the woodland, and also our car park and The Square. We’ll have a bunch of “grabbers” (litter pickers) available from Steve. Meeting at the log circle at 10am, we’ll spread out from there, meeting back up for a cuppa.

Tree planting day

replanting 2015

A tree planting day is being arranged for Sunday 26th February, up at Blaen Bran.
Meeting at the log circle, to set off at 10.00am, we will make our way up to the planting area which is the northern end of the felled area up at the top of the woodland.
We have a 1000 bare root saplings to put in, including hazel, sweet chestnut, oak, alder and poplar. Many of the trees have been provided by our friends at Cwmbran Community Council, as part of a flood prevention initiative.
It would be great to see as many volunteers as possible up there on the day. Hopefully we will have support from local scouts and other groups too.
Boots or wellies would be advised.
Anyone arriving later than 10am can make their own way up to the top (It’s the Mountain Air end of the felled area)
We’ll remind everyone nearer to the day

Social evening with Friends of the Earth

Together with Friends of the Earth, we are holding a quiz and games evening at the Bush Inn, Upper Cwmbran, on Tuesday 29th November at 7.30pm.
This is always a great night, with quizzes, games, dingbats, anagrams and more.
Tickets (£5 inc chips and a roll) are available from the Bush, or call 01633 875704
Come and join in a great night – and support some good causes too.

2017 Calendar

We have our 2017 calendar now available at £6.50 each.

If you want to buy one, they are available from the Bush Inn (Upper Cwmbran), Davies Timber or order one online here and we’ll arrange how we can get them to you.

All proceeds will go towards projects in our much loved woodland.

Relax in Cwmbran

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