Dolaucothi woodland restorationDinefwr Park and Dolucothi Goldmines, Carmarthenshire
- Dates15 March 2019 to 22 March 2019
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityPlaces available
- Activity type Coast and countryside
- Holiday code19KTP119
- AccommodationDinefwr Bunkhouse
About Dolaucothi woodland restorationWork with the ranger to clear scrub and replant a broadleaf woodland on a clear felled plantation.
Dolaucothi woodland sits at the heart of the beautiful Dolaucothi estate, one of the few traditionally farmed upland estates left in Wales. A practical week will be spent removing young larch regrowth, clearing bramble and replanting with native broadleaf tree species. It will be quite physically demanding as the ground is uneven and sloped but the views are stunning and you will get the opportunity to visit the only known Roman gold mine in the country!
About the accommodation
Dinefwr Bunkhouse forms part of courtyards adjoining Newton House of the Dinefwr Park Estate. The combined living area and kitchen are homely and sociable, with large sofas and a wood-burning stove. Bedroom accommodation is in dormitories with 3 to 8 single beds each and modern, newly refurbished shower rooms. There are fantastic views over the seventeenth-century deer park from the patio which is reached from doors off the living area and has wooden bench seating and a barbecue. The old kitchen for Newton House is situated below, and the basecamp would once have been used for servants’ accommodation.
Notes for guests
Gardening gloves will be needed for the woodland work.
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.
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