Forge Dam

Forge Dam is a popular destination for families and walkers. It provides a beautiful place to stop for a break to admire the views across the Dam, or to enjoy a drink or something to eat from the cafe. There is also a children's playground with a much talked about slide built into the hill side. To find out more about the history of forge dam click the link here.


In 2018, using generous donations from the public, The Friends of the Porter Valley arranged for much needed improvements to the playground. The picture here shows the false grass being put down.



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There are however plenty of other jobs that need doing and opportunities for replacing more of the equipment. To do that we need to raise more money so if you would like to help please consider making a donation using the button below, or catch us on our many work mornings which we organise twice a month.


If you would like to make a Donation towards the Forge Dam Playground please use the button here:





Forge Dam Restoration Project

The Dam itself is silting up very quickly and the Friends of the Porter Valley are working hard on a restoration project which will see the removal of the silt, reduce the size of the island, and install a submerged wall which will prevent the dam from silting up again. Just click on the sections below for more details.