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The site is 1300-1350 feet above sea level approx 1300-1350 feet above sea level and adjacent to the moorland tops of the Llangattock and Llangynidr Mountains on which there is little shelter and harsh winter conditions. The mountains are within the the Brecon Beacons National Park, although the site itself in not within the Park boundaries.
Two ponds are adjacent to the woodland area. These ponds are linked to the early days of the industrial revolution. The community responded in numbers when the threat of pond drainage was imminent. It was community support which prompted what essentially was an action group, to prevent pond drainage, and which encouraged the decision for the Beaufort Hill Ponds & Woodlands Preservation to take stepsto become a limited company by guarantee. Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council owned the site and negotiations for them to take over ownership of the ponds from Corus were completed on February 22nd 2007. Beaufort Hill Woodlands is managed by B.G.C.B C Regeneration with the Leisure Department managing the ponds area in partnership with the society. The following photographs show how the site has been developed and is now very popular with both the local community and visitors alike. To find out more about the Woodlands site,please visit our website at :-
Http://www.beauforthillwoodlands.org.uk

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