Grazing in Native Woodlands - Demonstration Events


Grazing in Native Woodlands - Demonstration Events

Location : Ganllwyd Village Hall, Plas Tan y Bwlch, Dŵr Cymru Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Blackmill Woods

Join the Celtic Rainforest Wales Project and PONT Cymru staff to learn about Wales’s temperate rainforests and woodland grazing. We’re holding four, free to attend demonstration days aimed at showing the benefits and challenges of introducing conservation grazing into native woodland sites. Presentations will be delivered by staff of the Celtic Rainforests Wales Project and PONT Cymru, and will cover a variety of topics associated with conservation grazing including an introduction into the Celtic Rainforests in Wales, the benefit of utilising grazing as a conservation tool in native woodlands, and the opportunities and challenges of introducing livestock to woodland sites. Food and refreshments will be provided courtesy of the project, and there will be ample opportunities to network with other attendees and ask questions to the presenters throughout the event.

Each event will be split in two, starting with an indoors session consisting of presentations, followed by field visits after the interval. The field visit element of the day may include walking over rocky terrain of moderate difficulty (following marked footpaths at all times), and so appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn by attendees.

Four events will be held in total, scheduled as follows:

  • 11th August 10:00 – 16:00, Ganllwyd Village Hall, Ganllwyd
  • 12th August 15:00 – 19:00, Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog
  • 18th August 10:00 – 16:00, Dŵr Cymru Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader
  • 19th August 10:00 – 16:00, Blackmill Woods, Bridgend (meet at Fox and Hounds, Blackmill)

Attendees must register via Eventbrite to attend the events – please click on the following links:

Due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, numbers at each event are limited. Delegates will be expected to sign in upon arrival and adhere to strict Covid-19 protocols. They will be expected to read a Covid-19 Risk Assessment on arrival at the venue, and sign a disclaimer form to confirm that they have read and understood the content of the Risk Assessment. All attendees should bring with them face masks, although disposable masks will be available if needed, in addition to hand sanitiser. Please note that no one showing symptoms of Covid-19, or whom have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Track and Trace, should attend the events.

For more information, please contact Hilary Kehoe of PONT Cymru @ or by e-mailing the Celtic Rainforest Wales project @

For further details, enquires and comments please contact the Project Officers at
Telephone: 01766 770274
Address: Snowdonia National Park Authority, National Park Office, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd. LL48 6LF

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