Help us save Cefn Coch
Cefn Coch is neglected, ecologically degraded and up for sale and we've launched an urgent appeal to raise the funds to buy it. It's a tall order - we've been given just two months to find £350,000 or risk it slipping through our fingers for good.
Thankfully we’ve already had £200,000 pledged towards our ambitious target. It's a great start, but we must still raise the remaining £150,000 before the end of May.
Bring rare wildlife back to the mountains of Wales
Our vision for Cefn Coch is simple - and it's all about natural regeneration. We've teamed up with Wales Wild Land Foundation for this project. If we can raise the funds we need to buy the site we'll work with them and demonstrate how this unloved and neglected grazing land can be transformed through natural processes into an amazing place where wildlife can roam and thrive.
The serious decline in wildlife across the UK in recent decades has shown that we need to be ambitious and innovative in our restoration projects and allow people to experience and value a more natural world.
Help make our vision for Cefn Coch a reality
Over a 20 year period we want to see at least one third of Cefn Coch regenerating into open, deciduous woodland, and by creating the right conditions, we hope that one day iconic species which once inhabited the area - such as pine martens, red squirrels, water voles and dormice - will start to return.
Working closely with the Wales Wild Land Foundation, we'll kick-start the project by planting 5,000 native trees - birch, rowan, willow, alder, Scots pine, hazel, hawthorn and blackthorn. These will act as a seed source to allow the site to regenerate naturally - encouraging birds such as the nightjar and curlew again.
Cefn Coch is a fantastic place to spend time and we hope that by transforming the natural habitat there more people will be inspired to visit and enjoy it.