New bridge at the Burnt Mound in Radyr Woods
We are pleased to announce that a new bridge has been installed near the Burnt Mound in Radyr Woods.
Radyr Woods Wardens, working together with Cardiff Conservation Volunteers spent 21 November rebuilding the bridge as well as clearing vegitation including some of the overgrowth overhanging the stream. The combined team also removed blockages from the stream allowing the water to flow through easily. What a great day!
The bridge is near to what is known on the map as the “Burnt Mound”. This a prehistoric – possibly Bronze Age – pile of stones used by our ancestors to heat water. The stones were heated and thrown into the water. It used to be thought of a a cooking area, but the latest thoughts by English Heritage is that it is a type of Sauna.