On October 9th 2010, our Honorary President and rugby legend Gareth Edwards formally opened up Pont Felin Gât to Garden visitors.

What is Pont Felin Gât?

Part of Waun Las NNR, this beautiful wooded valley offers visitors a chance to see a spectacular display of ancient woodland flowers and evocative remnants of the Middleton Hall Regency Park. 200 years ago, Pont Felin Gât was renowned for its iron-rich chalybeate springs and bissected by a necklace of lakes. Today you’ll find plenty of clues to its former uses, but you cannot miss a thundering waterfall which is still flowing sublimely 200 years after it was first made - we’ve just built a special viewing area so that you can see it in all its glory.

 

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How do you get there?

Pont Felin Gât is just ten minutes’ walk from the Garden’s restaurant. Within the wood you’ll find interpretation signs that tell you about Pont Felin Gât’s Flowers, Wildlife and History.

To find out how to get there, follow the orange path to numbers 14, 13 and 12. 

A Green Solution to a Natural Problem

During 2010, Pont Felin Gât was used to trial a novel way of controlling damage to river banks. Instead of using conventional wire mesh and stone filled ‘gabions’, we’re the first place in Wales to try out socks filled full of household compost – read more   or watch a short film about the trail featuring our Estate Curator Tim Bevan.

If you’re a local resident who uses Pont Felin Gât, please read this Notice for Local Residents

One of the Garden’s volunteers, has written a blog about walking in Pont Felin Gat. Take a look.