One of our volunteers has put in an application with Caerphilly Borough County Council to amend the definitive map to recognise the footpath along the west side of the Castle wall as a public right of way - highlighted pink in the image.
Many people think this is already a public right of way, but the actual public right of way goes through the Castle grounds - highlighted green in the image.
If we are successful, amending the definitive map to recognise the footpath along the west side of the Castle wall will ensure that future generations can continue to walk this path regardless of land ownership.
We need your help
This application needs to be supported by evidence including witness statements, photos, and maps, that prove the footpath on the outside of the west side of the Castle has been in use for more than 20 years since the application was put in on the 7 March 2022:
Thank you to our members that have already sent in evidence.
This aerial photo of Ruperra Castle listed outbuildings and gardens makes us so sad. Taken by the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales in 2018 it doesn’t give confidence about site management and the impact on archaeology and the environment.
It's now been two and a half years since the owners put in planning applications to convert outbuildings to a private residential development and still no proposals for the preservation of Ruperra Castle. If you care about our local heritage and beautiful places, make sure you object before it is too late!
We object to the current applications as:
Find out more about our objections to development that ignores the plight of Ruperra Castle
Thank you to everyone that joined us on the evening of Thursday 3 March for our drama, War and Flames, to commemorate 80 years since Ruperra Castle was burned out.
Cwmni Cwm Ni is the Welsh language drama group of the Rhymney Valley. It was formed to help the National Eisteddfod in Cwm Rhymney in the 1990’s. The three younger members of the group are all pupils at Ysgol Uwchradd Cwm Rhymney.
The drama was followed by 1940s music, dancing, and wartime refreshments.
We would like to thank:
80 years on and Ruperra Castle is still a derelict ruin: