International Mud Day

International Mud Day is a global celebration of children and early childhood professionals all over the world celebrating nature, outdoors, and mess by getting really muddy.

Families can join us for a FREE event at Blaen Bran Community Woodlands , Upper Cwmbran, Wales on June 29th!

Please note booking is essential to ensure we can cater for everyone attending on the day. To confirm a place:

Mob: 07903249789

This year’s AGM

This year’s AGM is set for Saturday 1st June, 2.00pm at Ebenezer Chapel, The Square, Upper Cwmbran.

The agenda is as follows:-

  1. Opening remarks
  2. Minutes of AGM 2012
  3. Secretary’s report
  4. Treasurer’s report
  5. Membership secretary’s report
  6. Ratification of directors
  7. Social enterprise
  8. Open forum
  9. Closing remarks
Have your say in the running of the woodland

March Woodland Walk

HI All

We have planned our third Woodland Walk for Saturday 23rd March, meeting at the Car Park at 10.30 am

Sensible clothing and footwear essential

Come and see what we have done and what we plan to do.

Blaen Br

There has been an awful lot going on in the woodland in the last two years – new tracks, ponds, tree felling, tree planting. We thought it would be a good idea if we held a series of walks showing what has been done, why it has been done, what our future plans are and, most important of all, get your views on these matters.

The first of these walks will take place on Saturday December 8th, meeting at the new car park at 10.30 am. It is expected the walk will take approximately one hour. We look forward to seeing you there

Horse loggers in the woodland

Next Monday through to Wednesday – 1st, 2nd and 3rd October – horse loggers will be at work in the woodland once again. As they are only here for those three days, we unfortunately cannot arrange a demonstration but all are welcome to see them at work from 9.00 in the morning to 5.00 in the evening. We strongly advise you to stay on the tracks and keep animals and children under control.

They will also be milling wood. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the milling will be more than welcome, especially on the Monday and Wednesday. Contact Dave on 07787525875 or call at 2 Mineslope Cottages if you are interested.


We hope to hold a barbecue at the log circle on Thursday 23rd August, just before the Bank holiday. We will provide a barbecue, a fire and seating, you bring the food to cook on it and any drink you require. I believe some people are going to bring musical instruments for some entertainment.

The gate by Ebenezer Chapel will be open from 6.30 so cars can be brought in. If anyone needs transport to the actual site due to a disability please let me know. We do have a marquee but obviously the weather is out of our control. Let’s hope we can finally hold an event this summer!

Relax in Cwmbran

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