Coed Nant-y-Merddyn-uchaf is of special
interest for its area of mixed deciduous woodland developed on the
steep western valley side of the Afon Aled. The woodland
communities found here are dominated by a mixture of broadleaved
trees and shrubs including sessile oak, birch, ash, wych elm and
© This orthophotography has been produced by COWI A/S from
digital photography captured by them in 2006. Licensed by the Welsh
Assembly Government's Department for Environment, Planning and
Managing this site
This site is in both private and public ownership. The special
features of this SSSI and CCW’s views about site management have
been summarised in a Site Management Statement, addressed to the
owners and managers of the land. The statement can be found in the
resource section below.
There is no public access to this site.
Coed is ‘trees, woodland’ (coed). Nant-y-merddin-uchaf means
‘upper valley of the ruin’ from nant which here is a ‘narrow
valley’ in which a stream flows, y ‘the’, merddyn (the standard
spelling) ‘ruin’ (probablyof a cottage or farm house) and uchaf
‘upper’. Nant-y-Merddyn is still the name of a homestead here.