Working for conservation and access at Dolaucothi

Carol Bailey, National Trust Ranger Carol Bailey National Trust Ranger
Felling deseased Larch at Allt Dolaucothi

With your support, we've been able to carry out lots of maintenance, conservation and access work on the Dolaucothi estate

Woodland Conservation & Restoration

Work is continuing on the woodland restoration project at Allt Dolaucothi. The project was prompted by the discovery that a large amount of the Larch trees were diseased with Phytophthora Ramorum (commonly known as Japanese Larch Disease).

We were issued with a Plant Health Order from Natural Resources Wales which meant we had a very short window of time to remove all the affected trees before the disease spread.

Rather than see this as a negative story for the Dolaucothi estate, we at the National Trust saw this as a real opportunity to carry out some vital conservation work at the site.

We are pleased to say that the woodland restoration project for Allt Dolaucothi is now well underway and we'll be restocking the affected area solely with native trees which will allow wildlife to thrive.

Improving Access to the Countryside

We've also been very busy recently replacing stiles on the Dolaucothi estate walks with more user-friendly gates! Here's the team, celebrating the completion of another one !!


Ranger, National Trust