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Contact Us


Tel:  07984 665958



Registered Charity no 1054796


Company Limited by Guarantee no 03186952


Ruperra Conservation Trust,

Orchard Bungalow,


Machen, Caerphilly,

CF83 8SB


All through the year the volunteers are busy doing a multitude of tasks to maintain and enhance the site. For example there may be trees to plant or weed, paths to be maintained, bracken to be cut down, new ponds excavated or a variety of other projects. We supply hand tools, gloves and if necessary the knowledge of how to accomplish the job in hand, all in a relaxed and sociable environment. The participants range from teenagers to the over eighties, and come from absolutely all walks of life. Some newcomers have had little experience in working in this type

of woodland countryside environment but everyone usually settles in very quickly and we all happily rub along together. Be prepared for inclement weather with your waterproofs on standby, and if you are staying for the day you may like to bring along some food and refreshment to help keep you going. On a sunny day sun tan lotion and a hat might not go amiss.


Volunteers normally meet at the site on the first and third Sunday of every month as well as the second Wednesday.  The usual meeting place is the main Car Park, on the Draethen-Michaelston road, at around 10.15am on Sundays and 9:30 on Wednesdays. You can stay just for a couple of hours, or all day – every contribution is gratefully accepted! Please check the News and Events  page for exact dates and times!


If you would like to get involved or require more information ring Sue on 07984

665958 / 07977 599181, or use the email link at the top of this page.



Coed Craig Ruperra Volunteers

Alternative Volunteering

Other activities that don’t involve manual work on the site, such as attending shows as a stall representative, helping with simple clerical work, or with producing and mailing the newsletter, are also valuable services that help spread our considerable workload.We would be very glad to hear from you if you are interested in getting involved – again, email us or phone the number above.


Volunteers are very welcome from all sorts of organisations. We have had corporate, college, civil servant, church, school, Duke of Edinburgh and Girl Guide groups accomplishing all sorts of site tasks. Woodland tasks are a great team-building exercise; for example we have had groups who created a pond complex for us or cleared or made a path to improve public access.


If you would like to arrange a volunteering session for a group that you have a link with, or are not certain whether it would be suitable for the people you have in mind,  then please enquire on the above phone number or email link.


Volunteer Group Visits