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A year in the life of Taf Bargoed Country Park.

Taf Bargoed Country Park is a new park on the reclaimed land from three large collieries that occupied the valley between the villages of Treharris, Trelewis and Bedlinog. The largest was the Deep Navigation Colliery, the deepest coal mine in the South Wales coalfield and produced high quality steam coal. Opened in 1872 it closed in 1991.

The second was the Taff Merthyr Colliery. Sunk in 1924 it was the last colliery sunk by the Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Company. The colliery closed in 1992. Also on the same site was the Trelewis Drift Mine. Sunk in 1954 it was to became the most productive coal mine in the coal field setting several production records. It was closed by British Coal in 1989.

The area was transformed into the park soon after the last colliery closed in 1992 and took seven years to complete.

Photographs will be added as the year progresses.
August 2021.
August 2021.
Weir at the head of the lake. September 2021.
Weir at the head of the lake. September 2021.
September canoe lessons.
September canoe lessons.
Autumn colours beginning to appear. September 2021.
Autumn colours beginning to appear. September 2021.
Footbridge over the weir, September 2021.
Footbridge over the weir, September 2021.
River above the weir, September 2021.
River above the weir, September 2021.
Ever changing light, September 2021.
Ever changing light, September 2021.
Residents. September 2021.
Residents. September 2021.
Late September, leaves are falling.
Late September, leaves are falling.
Regular customers!
Regular customers!
October starts grey and wet.
October starts grey and wet.
The canoe complex during heavy rain, early October 2021.
The canoe complex during heavy rain, early October 2021.
Middle level of the canoe section.
Middle level of the canoe section.
Siblings.
Siblings.
Shower clouds, early October 2021.
Shower clouds, early October 2021.
Rain not far away.
Rain not far away.
Mid October.
Mid October.
Three swans landing, one over shooting!
Three swans landing, one over shooting!
Touchdown.
Touchdown.
Grey Heron in the canoe complex.
Grey Heron in the canoe complex.
Grey Heron.
Grey Heron.
Bronwen y Dŵr (White Throated Dipper).
Bronwen y Dŵr (White Throated Dipper).
Feeding near the top bridge.
Feeding near the top bridge.
Fisherman's friend.
Fisherman's friend.
Reflections, 21 October. It's all downhill from here.
Reflections, 21 October. It's all downhill from here.
Fungi at the edge of the park.
Fungi at the edge of the park.
Heron and winter reflections, second day of December.
Heron and winter reflections, second day of December.
Teal, a rare visitor.
Teal, a rare visitor.
Mr Angry having a go at the geese.......again!
Mr Angry having a go at the geese.......again!
This will delight the members of the Bargoed Angling Club.
This will delight the members of the Bargoed Angling Club.
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First brood of the year.
First brood of the year.
Spring 2022.
Spring 2022.
Goslings, spring 2022.
Goslings, spring 2022.
Future Olympians in training?
Future Olympians in training?
Wild flowers, July 2022.
Wild flowers, July 2022.
Last light, September 2022.
Last light, September 2022.