Gelligaer and Merthyr Common

Gelligaer and Merthyr Common is an upland landscape in South East Wales. It’s divided between the county boroughs of Merthyr Tydfil and Caerphilly. It comprises of Cefn Merthyr, Cefn Gelligaer, Cefn y Brithdir and an area north of the Heads of the Valleys road. At 3,000 hectares this great expanse of land plays its part in the water and carbon cycles.

Shaping and supporting our everyday lives. Playing an important part in the agriculture and biodiversity of South Wales.The Common is a living and working landscape, steeped in history that is often taken for granted. It is a designated Cadw Historic Landscape and links the communities who live around it. A landscape that links the communities who live around it and a vital green lung of the valleys.

The Common is rooted in history and is just as relevant to the challenges we face today. Rural economic sustainability, food quality and security, physical and mental wellbeing, flood management and biodiversity.

How we’re helping

South Wales has truly epic landscapes. Some, like the Brecon Beacons are internationally recognised tourist destinations. Others don’t always get the love they deserve. Since 2020 Tantrwm have been working with the Common Co-operative Project to raise the commons profile. Highlighting the work that is being done to manage the landscape and improve it for livestock and visitors.

Creating content for social media as well as longer form videos that will support bids for future funding.We are incredibly proud of the part we are playing. Steering a project that is great for our local environment and our communities.Find out more about some of the great work we do and subscribe to our youtube channel.

Alternatively get in touch with any queries on 01685 876700.

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