A mixed woodland bursting with wildlife
There has been woodland on this hillside for centuries. Unfortunately much of the native wood was cut down to make way for plantation. Lucky for Dolforwyn, this plantation took the form of a great variety of tree species so that, with the remaining pockets of unplanted ancient woodland, there is still much of interest to wildlife here.
Dolforwyn Woods today is an interesting mixed woodland supporting a range of woodland plants, including good numbers of the uncommon Herb Paris. Declining woodland birds, such as Pied Flycatcher and Wood Warbler, breed here and a good population of dormice call the place home.
Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust have been managing this woodland since 2009, but in Autumn 2014, we were in real danger of loosing the site. Thanks to the unbelievable generosity of our supporters, we were able to purchase the woodland in March 2015, securing the site for people and wildlife. To find out more about this great appeal, click here.
Best time to visit
The wood is filled with flowers and birdsong in the Spring, whilst the autumn lures you with bountiful fungi and spectacular colours!
|Wood Warbler||Silver-washed Fritillary||Field Maple|