I’ve always enjoyed coming to Bwlch Corog to volunteer. The work can be hard going at times, but you always feel that it’s time well spent. And it’s a good way to help wildlife recover too.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Cambrian Wildwood. Volunteers are invaluable in helping the project to happen, and the project provides a range of interesting volunteering opportunities. The main way to get involved is with practical tasks on site at Bwlch Corog – we hold one work day per month, generally on the last Saturday of the month. If you are interested in helping with other aspects of our work, for example office type work, then please contact us to discuss possibilities.
To receive regular announcements about the work days and other volunteering opportunities, please contact us to ask to be on the email mailing list.
Volunteer work day dates for 2023:
During 2023, our tree planting programme is supported by the North Wales Wildlife Trust as part of the Dyfi Catchment Natural Restoration Project funded by the Welsh Governments ENRaW scheme.
28th January – tree planting on the moorland using cactus guards to protect the saplings
18th February – tree planting on the moorland using cactus guards to protect the saplings
25th March – tree planting on the moorland using cactus guards to protect the saplings + stripping bark from larch poles needed for use in a simple structure
22nd April – use larch poles to create simple structure, general site maintenance
20th May – ecological monitoring with a focus on plants
June – NO VOLUNTEER DAY
*CANCELLED DUE TO FORECAST STORMS* 15th July – surveying for clearwing moths and bracken slashing to protect saplings
19th August – surveying areas of peatland and scattering cotton grass seed
30th September – collecting rowan berries and heather seed
28th October – clearing molinia, seed planting, tree care, various peatland tasks
25th November – sphagnum planting to aid peatland restoration
*ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY – Thursday, 14th of December – raking purple moor grass to encourage the growth of other species, clearing bracken to save young trees, collecting old plastic tree guards
Directions: 10.00 a.m. – Meet at the big lay-by (entrance to Y Plas) next to the roundabout on the outskirts of Machynlleth (A487 heading south). Or here’s how to find us.
Bring suitable clothing for the weather, and suitable footwear for wet ground conditions.
Remember food and drink as required.
4.00 p.m. – finish.