Welcome



 You will find us in Penydarren, on the side of the valley above Merthyr Tydfil, half way to Dowlais Top. At just over 800 feet above sea level we are not the highest allotment in South Wales, but we are high enough. We face more or less south, where the sun normally shines.

We have 130 registered members and 100 plots and there are now more lady members and a few families. Each plot has access to water and its own tap. Most of us have made a place to keep manure which is delivered from the road adjacent to each plot. It may be bought, or obtained free from a contact. Annual fees for 2019 are £34 for a full plot and £21 for a half plot.  Included in the fee is a charge of £8 to cover insurance and membership of the National Association.  The fee for helpers is £8 each and a plot with chickens is charged an additional £8. 

Over the years we have been successful in obtaining grants to improve the allotment, the roads and our other facilities. We opened a Woodland Walk in July, 2015, on some abandoned plots, and it was awarded a Green Flag by Keep Wales Tidy in  2016, 2017 and 2018/2019.  If you want to arrange a visit to the Walk contact Graham Evans, whose e-mail address is on the Contact page.

Look at this website to find out more and for the latest information go to Allotment News, which is updated monthly.  The most recent news items are shown below, including details of school visits to our Woodland Walk.. If you are considering joining, get in touch with our Secretary Idris Meyrick whose details are on the Contact page. There is a waiting list which in January 2019 has 20 names on it.

We are a lively, sometimes argumentative, occasionally noisy group, but usually peaceful, mutually helpful, witty, knowledgeable and a very contented lot.


Index page updated in January 2019

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