Silent Valley

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Silent Valley: The wood is mostly mature Beech with Oak, Alder and scrub. Flushes support a rich and interesting flora while nesting birds include Redstart and Pied Flycatcher. The old mining tips show examples of colonisation by lichens, mosses and grasses.

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Silent Valley Reserve

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From the south: After Crumlin take the 1st exit at the Aberbeeg roundabout. On the A4046 keep heading north onto the new Cwm bypass (2nd exit on the new Cwm roundabout) until you come to the 40mph limit. Take 1st right. Follow the road past a car sales place on your left, past the church, also on the left, and then the Bailey's Arms pub, set back from the road behind a stone wall, again on the left. Take next left onto Cendl Terrace and continue to the top until you come to the end of the row of houses. The reserve turning is on the right opposite the final house.

From the north: From Ebbw Vale in the 40mph zone on the A4046 heading south, take the 2nd exit at the Festival Shopping Centre roundabout. Pass through the 30mph zone of Waunlwyd and start onto the 40mph limit of the new bypass. Take the 1st left AFTER the 40mph signs. Follow the road past a car sales place on your left, past the church, also on the left, and then the Bailey's Arms pub, set back from the road behind a stone wall, again on the left. Take next left onto Cendl Terrace and continue to the top until you come to the end of the row of houses. The reserve turning is on the right opposite the final house.

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Free

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