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Concern over Cwmcarn Forest Drive closure

Campaigners are urging officials to reverse a decision to shut a popular forest road in south Wales despite work needed to fell 150,000 trees.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) says larch trees at Cwmcarn Forest Drive in Caerphilly must come down from November to halt the spread of a fungal disease.

The seven-mile drive will close but its bike and walking trails, play areas and visitor centre will remain open.

A drop-in session explaining the decision was held on Sunday.

BBC Wales environment correspondent Iolo ap Dafydd reports.

  • 22 Sep 2014
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