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49.93 ha (123.38 acres)

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Coed Ffos Las was bought by the Woodland Trust in 2014 to create a Centenary Wood to honour the special part Wales played in the First World War.

This former colliery land and farmland previously known as Maes Gwilym Farm is 48.6 ha (120 acres) of rolling landscape with panoramic coastal views. With help of volunteers, schoolchildren and local people, we have planted 90,000 trees here, and over time the site will develop into beautiful inspirational woodland with free access for all.

The woodland will also contain areas with flower-rich glades, ponds and wildflower meadows and a formal place of remembrance. It will also link with woodland at Ffos Las Racecourse to provide diverse and valuable habitats for plants and wildlife.


  • Parking at site
  • Public access
  • Waymarked walk
  • Grassland
  • Marshland
  • Broadleaved woodland
Early purple orchids

A lasting legacy

This wood is just one of many to have been protected by gifts in wills, securing it for generations to come. Your legacy gift could also make a real difference to woods, trees and wildlife.

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Cadets standing to attention among poppies at Heartwood Forest

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Your support matters

We were able to plant trees here thanks to your response to an important appeal. Discover how you helped us create another incredible place for people and wildlife, and what the future holds for this new wood. 

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Coed Ffos Las - Management plan


Coed Ffos Las Management Plan

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