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Photo by mike from ebbw
Silent Valley, Ebbw Vale, South Wales


An SSSI site, and is the hight most westerly beach woodland in the country.


Notable Species

The reserve is good for great views of Northern Raven, especially when they are displaying. also in summer European Pied Flycatcher and Common Redstart are about with a host of common woodland species.


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Birds you can see here include:

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Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

A large part of the reserves was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1984[1]

Areas of Interest

The Old Tramline and Coal Tip The site of the old coal tip workings are now covered with lichens, mosses, heather, grasses and Alder trees; Siskin, Redpolls, and Tits can be found here. [1]

Access and Facilities

The Reserve is at the top of Cendl Terrace in Cwm, it is signposted.

Grid Ref: SO187062

Contact Details

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  1. Gwent Wildlife Trust

External Links

Content and images originally posted by luke


luke's review

a superb place to visit if your in the south wales valleys area. some great birding at the moment with reugular hawfinch and brambling sightings. Also a good site for Goshawk through the winter also the reserve is the best place to see raven 30 or so raven ares resident most days and are now starting to display and are very vocal. Definatly worth a visit!!


  • superbs birds and scenery


  • little dogy under foot