The Valleys Regional Park
Parc Rhanbarthol y Cymoedd
Groundwork Bridgend Neath Port Talbot secured funding from CADW to match
the VRP contribution for the Parc Tondu project to improve the access to Tondu Ironworks, considered by some to be the best preserved Victorian ironworks in the UK.
The works, which began production in 1836, are noteworthy for their early coke ovens and lime kilns.
The surrounding area is now a heritage park attraction for local people and visitors with excellent access to cycling and walking routes including the Celtic Trail.
The project opened up public access through the provision of a safe walkway to the coke ovens and created a timber board walkway over some of the important archaeological features.
VRP ERDF INFRASTRUCTURE AND LANDSCAPE PROJECTS
PARC TONDU - HERITAGE CONNECTIONS
PROJECT SPONSORS AND PARTNERS