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Tree Walk

Saturday 23rd November 2019,
11.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Cefn Cenarth Nature Reserve

Learn about trees, woodland management and wildlife with Ray Woods. Waterproofs, walking boots/ wellies needed. Bring lunch and a hot drink.

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Heather, Pillwort & Pools Project on Beacon Hill

Project Profile: The Heather, Pillwort and Pools

In 2009, Radnorshire Wildife Trust received funding from Biffa Award to set up the Heather, Pillwort and Pools Project.


  • to gather up-to-date information about the species of birds, plants animals and insects on the Beacon.
  • to reduce the areas of bracken.
  • to improve the conservation value of the ponds.


  • creation of 27 new pools and scrapes
  • bracken control on over 200ha
  • detailed baseline surveys of aquatic vegetation and invertebrates
  • summer bird surveys
  • monitoring of the red grouse population
  • heather condition surveys
  • advice from The Heather Trust on land management issues
  • raised awareness of the importance of Beacon Hill amongst the local community
  • baseline survey of gorse encroachment on Pool Hill
  • repair of Beacon Lodge Pool dam
  • monitoring of recreation and other uses with help of volunteers
  • moth surveys with the help of volunteers
  • removal of a major eyesore with the help of volunteers
  • lobbying of The Crown Estate over the various issues affecting Beacon Hill
  • purchase of 197 acre Cnwch Bank (part of Beacon Hill Common)