Fforest Ganol

Fforest Ganol is an ancient woodland and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) owned by Cardiff County Council. It forms part of a larger Beech woodland shared with Castell Coch, Fforest Fawr and Garth Woods.

The ground flora in Fforest Ganol is a fantastic display of Wild Garlic, Bluebells and Wood Anemone. If you look closely you might see rare species like Goldilocks Buttercup, Herb Paris and eery parasitic Birds Nest Orchid. This woodland is the main site for the big beaked Hawfinch in Glamorgan, a species that is even rarer outside of South Wales and the Forest of Dean.

The woodland is typically accessed by 4 main points: