This project aims to bring together organisations from across the woodland and environmental sector in Ceredigion to promote, develop and revitalise the land around the Hafod Arch near Devils Bridge, out towards Cwmystwyth and Pwllpeiran Upland Research Centre, with the aim of making positive change to the social, economic and environmental resilience of the area, linking environmental and social agendas in the uplands.

The project aims to:

• increase tourism through investigating routes for new paths, facilities and tree planting suitable for the future of upland Wales on land surrounding the Hafod estate
• research increased resilience in trees, plants and soil, responding to climate change/pests and diseases
• investigate increased training and employment opportunities in the uplands
• involve community groups in health and wellbeing activities
• promote cross-sector working models
• investigate increasing the economic sustainability of woodlands and rural upland areas
• research diversification of land use following the EU transition

‘Upland Arboretum’ Feasibility Study – Phase 1 Report – Final: May 2018

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