Old Church Rooms
Welcome to Radyr and Morganstown, a village lying beneath the Garth Mountain along the edge of the River Taff, which runs down to the City of Cardiff, via the Radyr Weir. The village has a vibrant community with three quality schools, two churches, a superb inland golf course, tennis and cricket clubs, recreational fields and play areas for younger children.
There are numerous voluntary organisations and charity groups – drama, music, scouts, cubs, guides, brownies, PTAs, all meeting in local village halls. Radyr Woods provides a nature reserve for wildlife, adjoining what was the historic railway sidings. A dolomite quarry, situated just North of the village, has minimal impact on community life.
The village has a population of almost 7000 people and has new developments at Radyr Gardens, Parc Radur and Radyr Sidings. Each year we hold a two-week Festival in May, with over 40 different events raising funds for nominated charities. The Armistice Day Parade at the Cenotaph in November is always well supported by local residents. A Christmas fair, trees and lights are set up in Station Road shopping area each December which involves the three village schools and most of the local shops and businesses.
This page has been designed for new members of our community who have recently moved to the area. It gives a brief overview of village life and some useful contacts. A booklet can be obtained from the Community Council Clerk 029 2084 2213 and the Radyr Library- “Welcome to Radyr and Morganstown” – detailing lots of activities and information.
View the Welcome Pack on the web
Some useful telephone numbers and web links
- Gas Emergency 0800 111 999
- Refuse Collection (Connect to Cardiff) 029 2087 2087
- Police (Non-emergency) 101
- Community Council 029 2084 2213
Cardiff Bus website to see the local 63 bus timetable – https://www.cardiffbus.com/services/CB/63
National Rail website to see the local train timetable –http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/RDR/details.html
Traveline Cymru can assist with any public transport queries around Radyr, Cardiff and further across Wales – http://traveline.cymru – 0800 464 00 00
The village is a Neighbourhood Watch area, which helps to alert to criminal activity, threats and hoaxes within the community. Visit their pages to find out more about joining the Watch, to protect and inform you and your neighbours from criminal and unsociable activities.
For local trades, shops and other services visit our directory. Most businesses, organisations and voluntary group have their own webpage and these can be accessed through the Directory on this website.
You can also access back copies of the Radyr Chain – the bimonthly Community newspaper.
The village is twinned with St Philbert de Grand Lieu, a slightly larger community close to Nantes in France. Regular exchanges are arranged to visit each other during the summer period. To see more of these activites go to the Twinning page.
The RMA also has a dedicated site for the Radyr & Morganstown May Festival at www.rmfestival.org.uk
Places of Interest
- Radyr Woods – a nature reserve and amenity area, covers 14 acres with a variety of wildlife, habitat, ponds, springs and heathland, including a medieval cooking mound. This area is managed by the Radyr Community Council and maintained by the volunteer Radyr Woods Wardens.
- Dan y Bryn Woods – A woodland area in the heart of the Dan y Bryn housing estate left as a nature reserve for woodpeckers, jays and owls. The occasional fox is also seen here.
- Taff Trail – a river walk along the River Taff – North to Merthyr Tydfil and south the city of Cardiff can be accessed across the river bridge at Radyr Station or the footbridge by Gleynyys Farm in Morganstown..
- Forest Farm Wildlife Reserve – On the other side of the river Taff is an area preserved for wildlife which can be observed from a purpose built hide.
- Skateboard Park – An area of Mound field (Adjacent to Pugh’s Garden Centre in Morganstown) has been designated for skateboarding with a specially designed skate park.
Play Areas for Children – There are four area with play facilities for children – football and skateboarding at The Mound Fields Morganstown, Swings and slides at Radyr Gardens, Radyr Sidings and Parc Radur. There is a hard standing area with goal and netball post at Radyr Gardens and Parc Radur for all weather play. There is a kick about area in Pentwyn. See the village map for a better sense of where these sites are.
History of Radyr and Morganstown There are a number of pages on the website giving the history of the village over the last 5000 years.
We’re keen to hear from anyone who has read this page and found it useful. Even more importantly, it would be good to hear from anyone with suggestions for making this page more helpful to new or prospective residents. Please drop us a line to email@example.com