The new road to Nant Gwrtheyrn was opened officially by Ieuan Wyn Jones, AM, Deputy First Minister on Monday 17th March 2008.The improvements included widening the hairpin corners, removal of the rock face in narrow sections of the road, construction of passing places , the building of stone walls and the installation of innovative wood and steel barrier systems on the steep sections as well as a new entrance and gateway at the top of the valley, a new road to the cafe for delivery vehicles which enables a car free village centre and footpaths to enable access by disabled visitors to all buildings on the site. Provision of a cattle grid and fencing will secure the site from access by sheep and the wild goats who roam the old quarry workings and woodlands. The total cost was close to £450,000.
The improvements to the road are the first step in the development plans for the centre and it was essential that they were completed before consideration of the improvements to the buildings and services. said Jeff Williams Jones.