Coed Ffos Las, Wales
We have acquired a very special site for our First World War Centenary Wood in Wales.
A home for dormice and pipistrelle bats
We have found the perfect area of land for our Welsh Centenary Wood: 120 acres with views out to the coast and adjacent to Ffos Las Racecourse.
Here, we plan to plant 90,000 native trees and create rich carpets of wildflowers, butterfly rides and a grazed orchard. The flourishing wood will become a haven for local wildlife such as the song thrush and pipistrelle bat and we hope will become a home for dormice.
A sculpture of a Welsh Cob, designed with local children, an outdoor classroom area and amphitheatre will all welcome visitors on site.
To date we have planted15,000 trees at Coed Ffos Las, joined by staff from our lead partner Sainsbury’s and local school children.
The new wood will also link with 64 acres of nearby woodland created for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, opening up key wildlife corridors and helping animals and plants survive, spread and grow in number.
Help us to create and preserve homes for UK wildlife
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far – together we have raised over £550,000 but we need to raise a further £600,000 to create the Centenary Wood for Wales.
To deliver our plans for Coed Ffos Las will cost the Trust £1.2 million. An opportunity like this is rare in Wales; land of such scale simply doesn't become available very often.