• Caerphilly County Borough Council
    Countryside and Landscape Service
    Council Offices
    NP12 2YW
  • Tel: (01495) 235219
  • Markham Primary School
    Pantycefn Road
    NP12 OQD
  • Tel: (01495) 224811

Hello and welcome to the Upper Sirhowy Valley Community Woodlands website

Here in the north of Caerphilly County Borough, near the villages of Argoed, Hollybush, Markham and Manmoel, we’ve opened up our woods at Coed Llanerch for you to enjoy!

A range of improvements has transformed the woodland site into an important community asset as well as an educational resource for local schoolchildren.

The £250,000 Argoed Community Council project - which has created tracks, paths and trails to make it more accessible and an outdoor classroom for schools - was funded by Cydcoed - Woodlands for all, the £18 million Forestry Commission Wales programme funded by the European Union (Objective One) and the Welsh Assembly Government.


Explore our website, download the activity sheets and trail guides and get out into our woods.


Information for schools and teachers, click here

Photo gallery

Nature's amazing pictures, click here

Find us

Maps to find you way to us, click here