Lakeside & The Waun Pond Project

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Visitors to the Waun Pond can park in the Lakeside Retail Park

How to get to Lakeside

To get directions to Lakeside Retail Park, please click on the Google Map to the right, and then click on "view larger map"  

Lakeside and Waun Pond Project.

This part of Blaenau Gwent has a rich history from the Bronze age to the present day.  The lake is the biggest man made lake in the Ebbw Fach Valley and is being developed into a major fishing attraction.  Waun Pond also has a varied wildfowl community.

The round tower adjacent to the lake will be turned into a cafe with a bird watching tower.  Local history will be interpreted as a mural in the ceiling.

The Friends of Lakeside and Waun Pond charity has been established to redevelop the Lakeside area in Nantyglo, especially around Waun Pond.

The project is part of a five year plan to redevelop Waun Pond and the surrounding areas bordering the Lakeside development.

Lakeside July 2011 01
Lakeside July 2011 01
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Lakeside July 2011 02
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Lakeside July 2011 03
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Lakeside July 2011 08
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Gwaen Helgyn Marsh of the Willows Sensory Garden.

The photographs below are of a sensory garden built on the banks of the Waun Pond and  was opened on May 19th 2011.    The garden, which was constructed mainly form recycled plastic, will provide a facility for the disabled .  It comprises decking ramps for wheelchairs and an array of sensory plants with different colours People from Brynmawr's  Bert Denning Centre, which caters for adults with severe physical and sensory disabilities, will visit and work in the garden once a week. 

Sensory Garden Plaque July 2011 01
Sensory Garden Plaque July 2011 01
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Sensory Garden Plaque July 2011 02
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Sensory Garden Plaque July 2011 03
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Sensory Garden Plaque July 2011 04
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Sensory Garden Plaque July 2011 05
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Sensory Garden Plaque July 2011 06
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Sensory Garden Plaque July 2011 07
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Sensory Garden Plaque July 2011 09
Sensory Garden Plaque July 2011 09
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Photographs taken late March 2012

Lakeside Bridge March 2012 01
Lakeside Bridge March 2012 01
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Lakeside Bridge March 2012 02
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Lakeside Bridge March 2012 03
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Lakeside Bridge March 2012 04
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Lakeside Bridge March 2012 05
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Lakeside Bridge March 2012 06
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Lakeside Bridge March 2012 07
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Photographs taken August 2012

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Lakeside August 2012 01
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Photographs taken May 2019

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Lakeside May 2019 01
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Lakeside May 2019 02
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Lakeside May 2019 03
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Lakeside May 2019 04
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Lakeside May 2019 05
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Lakeside May 2019 06
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