Visitors to Fforest Fawr, on the outskirts of Cardiff, will notice improvements to its car park.
Forestry Commission Wales, which manages the woodland next to Castell Coch on behalf of the Welsh Government, has transformed the car park from a stony, potholed terrain into a smooth area complete with parking bays.
The car park has also been landscaped to create a more open and welcoming space with stone seating areas for picnicking.
Just minutes from the capital city, Fforest Fawr is an ancient woodland with mainly beech and Japanese larch and features a sculpture trail for children to follow.
Forest Ranger Emma Louise Felkin said: “The woodland is the ideal place to escape from the stresses of everyday life and, at this time of year, the area is covered with bluebells and wild garlic.
“We hope the improvements to the car park will be good for the health of visitors’ cars, in the same way as a stroll in the woods themselves can help people to feel better about things.”