Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust are pleased to announce that the Dolforwyn Woods appeal has been successful and we are now proceeding with its acquisition. We have engaged solicitors and are completing negotiations with the current owners. We still haven’t reached the total needed, so we will continue with our fund-raising efforts over the coming weeks and are confident that the outstanding sum will be raised. A big “thank you” to all the wonderful volunteers and donors for all their generous support. We couldn’t have done it without you!


Dolforwyn Woods has been managed as a nature reserve by MWT for 5 years. During that time we have worked hard to improve the variety and quality of habitats available and this is apparent in the range of species which now call the woods home. Dormice are breeding in the nest boxes we have erected and plants, including the rare Herb Paris, now thrive where we have undertaken scrub clearance and coppicing. If you are lucky, you will hear a Green Woodpecker or see the orange flash of a Silver-washed Fritillary in the areas of ancient woodland.

Dolforwyn Woods is not only a haven for wildlife, it is a sanctuary for people too. The reserve is a much loved community space where people can ramble amongst the trees, walk the dog, have a picnic and even ride their horse along the bridle path. MWT uses the reserve to host amazing events, such as bat and moth nights, herb walks and family fun days.


If you’ve been out and about during October the chances are you will have witnessed some of the fun events and crazy stunts the staff and volunteers of Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust have undertaken as part of the '30 Days to Save Dolforwyn' appeal.

'30 Days to Save Dolforwyn' on ITV Wales News

Courtesy of Kevin Ashford, ITV Wales -

The support we have received, both from Montgomeryshire and around the UK has been amazing, with a staggering £80,000 raised through community events and social media. Corporate funding has put the purchase of the wood well within our sights, with negotiations underway to complete the sale. MWT would like to thank each and every person who has helped us get this far – we could not have done it without you!

But its not too late to get involved! You can help us reach the full amount we need by donating or pledging to the appeal.

Your support will make a real difference - please help if you can.