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Hedge Planting with Growing Better Connections

Day 2 of Hedge Planting at Penlan Uchaf Farm

A Hedge line to Connect the Frenni Fawr Oak Woodland

Activity Outline

Growing Better Connections is coordinating two days of hedge planting at Penlan Uchaf farm in January 2022 to connect the Frenni Fawr Forestry plantation with the Frenni Fawr Upland Oak Woodland. Our aim by the end of the second day is to plant up 250 metres of hedge line to complete the 500-metre stretch, providing a biodiverse corridor between these two woodlands . We will be planting a variety of native tree species including; sessile oak, downy birch, rowan, hazel, and hawthorn. We will also be planting oak trees grown from saved seed, collected from the Frenni Fawr Oak woodland, and propagated during the Tree Seed Propagation event back in 2020.

This event is for you, if you’re interested to learn more about effective tree planting methods, would like to help plant trees to enhance biodiversity in Pembrokeshire, are interested to volunteer your time for a worthy cause, or would like to get fit after Winter feasting!

Where to Meet

We will be meeting at the entrance to the footpath (Grid Reference:- SN209344, Nearest postcode:- SA41 3RB, What3Words:- sliding.estimated.minority). Please note: Parking is limited at the roadside access to the footpath, so please lift share or use public transport (or your legs!) where you can. Additional parking has been organised for this event with the owners of the forestry adjacent to the footpath. Please note this is private land. Parking here is by permission of the landowner and has been agreed for this GBC event only.

Parking Directions

Grid Reference SN210347, Nearest postcode:- SA41 3RB, What3Words:- goose.relax.tactical. If approaching from Crymych towards Bwlch-y-groes turn left towards Pentop farm (after the Tegryn turn on the right there are private land signs on the gate) and continue straight-on (bear left) towards the entrance to the forestry. There is a metal gate, which will be open. It is a 5-to-10-minute walk from this location to the layby (the meeting spot), which is opposite the Frenni Fawr footpath entrance.

What to Bring

  • Gloves,
  • A hearty packed lunch,
  • Your own mug, water bottle and hot water. GBC will be providing enough hot water for 2 large hot drinks (1 per comfort break) as well as biscuits,
  • Stout walking boots or wellies (steel toe caps are ideal),
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers,
  • A leather cap or heavy-duty hat,
  • Warm work clothes,
  • A camp chair or something to sit on.

Health & Safety

  • The tree planting sessions will be outside, please ensure that you are equipped for changeable weather,
  • Please remember to bring a packed lunch with you. GBC will be providing 2 hot drinks during the comfort breaks. Please ensure you have enough of your own drinking water and hot water to sustain you throughout the day,
  • Please be mindful of keeping a safe distance from other attendees,
  • If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, are feeling unwell or have COVID-19, please stay safe at home,
  • These health and safety guidelines are subject to review in line with government regulations.

Cwm Arian Renewable Energy

Cwm Arian Renewable Energy

CARE are a Community Benefit Society determined to make a positive environmental impact for our local community in North-East Pembrokeshire. 

After 13 years hard work we've successfully put up a 700kW wind turbine to generate clean energy. We are now working on developing a share offer to invite people to invest and become members of CARE, which will help grow a fund for the benefit of the local community. We are also working hard to deliver our other community projects, focusing on landscape restoration, creating an eco-friendly space for arts in the community, and offering energy efficiency advice.

Over the years we've worked with other communities, businesses and individuals across North Pembrokeshire; sharing what we have learned along the way, to help build resilience to the changing economy and the changing environment, through community action and enterprise.


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