Coed Craig Ruperra is owned by Ruperra Conservation Trust, a registered charity based near Caerphilly, in South Wales. Our aim is to conserve and restore the biodiversity and built heritage of Coed Craig Ruperra, which was bought by the Trust in 2000. Ruperra Conservation Trust is made up of ten trustees and about 250 members, all of whom pay an annual subscription to help support the ongoing woodland work.
The Trust was formed in 1996, and after purchasing the woodland, we were successful in bids for Heritage Lottery Fund and other grants which allowed us to begin the major task of conserving and restoring both the native woodland and the Scheduled Ancient Monument, an Iron Age hill fort, which surmounts the ridge.
The woodland lies in a Special Landscape Area, and for a long time formed part of the estate of Ruperra Castle, which lies to the south. It has had a long history of occupation and use by man, and as such it has interest both for wildlife enthusiasts and those interested in history.