About Forest Farm and Melingriffith
Located on the banks of the Taff just south of the M4 motorway, Forest Farm is full of surprises. Sections of the former Glamorganshire Canal still survive here and a wide range of habitats including woodland, scrub, hay meadow, ponds and marshland. The Taff Trail runs through the site and to the south is the restored Melingriffith Waterpump – a relic of the industrial past of the area.
Forest Farm Conservation Centre is home to the Council’s Community Park Ranger Service and acts as a hub site for environmental volunteering across the city’s parks and green spaces.
The streams, ponds, woodlands and other planting make this a rich haven for wildlife. Visitors regularly return to enjoy the park in different seasons.