A New Gelli Hir Project

Gelli Hir Woods

Gelli Hir Woods

A Tree at Gelli Hir

A Tree at Gelli Hir

A Woodland Haven for Wildlife & the Community!

WTSWW have been lucky to be awarded substantial funding from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain to enable us to enhance the woodland for people and wildlife at Gelli Hir Nature Reserve. A major element of the project includes track building and path upgrades. We will also be running a number of community conservation work sessions, guided walks and other activities and events. The main objectives of the project are to enhance the visitor experience by facilitating easier access throughout the woodland and to increase WTSWWs engagement with reserve users through targeted events and simple interpretation. The aim is to deliver work which is beneficial to the woodland habitats and to the reserve users. We hope that by raising our profile in the community through improving access, infrastructure and the understanding of biodiversity existing and new reserve users will have a greater appreciation of this special place.

The final outcome will be that Gelli Hir becomes a woodland where the visitor infrastructure is resilient and visitor impact on biodiversity is mitigated by ongoing practical habitat management and an increased understanding and appreciation of wildlife by reserve users.