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Thanks to you, Brynau's future is secure.

Where nothing used to grow there will be native trees and flowering meadows again.

The ancient wood will be restored and protected for nature.

Communities will thrive. Wildlife will thrive. Brynau will thrive.

You have secured Brynau's future. Now we need your support to make our vision for Brynau a reality.

We won't let you down.

This long-forgotten ancient woodland is now being restored into a sanctuary for wildlife, barren fields transformed into vibrant young woodland and an abandoned shack resurrected into a secure home for its resident barn owl.

All this is taking place against the breathtaking backdrop of Swansea's famous bay, with views across to Mumbles lighthouse.

This is our vision for Brynau Farm and its surrounding farmland.

The future of this landscape is now secure

Situated next to Gnoll Country Park, Brynau Farm is ideally placed among Welsh rolling hills and stunning scenery. When it came into our care, it looked unloved, uncared for and was in urgent need of restoration.

There has been no formal access to this ancient woodland and its bluebells for many years, and non-native rhododendron and cherry laurel were choking the rare and delicate ground flora found here. We're working to change that. Once restored, we'll leave the ancient heart of Brynau to nature, allowing it to flourish along with the important wildlife it harbours.

A rare opportunity

It's not every day we have the chance to create a whole 235 acres of wildlife-friendly space in the industrial heartland of Wales.

Ancient woodland like Brynau can't thrive in isolation. We've already planted thousands of native trees here, and in all we'll plant 150,000 to buffer and protect the wood, linking it with new hedges while fighting the effects of climate change and purifying the air.

As Brynau is in easy reach of 530,000 people, we have the opportunity to connect much of the Welsh population (18% in fact) with nature and create a peaceful oasis above Neath's urban sprawl.

Support our work in Wales

Brynau is just one of the many woods we own in Wales. All need sympathetically managing for the benefit of both wildlife and people.

Please donate what you can – every donation we receive makes a difference.

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A Woodland Trust Wood

Brynau Farm

Tonna Neath

72.03 ha (177.99 acres)

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