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