Llanuwchllyn Forest Resource Plan

Closed 28 Oct 2022

Opened 26 Sep 2022


Natural Resources Wales is responsible for the sustainable management of the publicly owned woodlands and forests of Wales. They are managed for the benefit and well-being of the people who visit them and depend on them for their livelihood. This responsibility includes improving their biodiversity and long-term resilience to climate change so that future generations will also be able to enjoy the benefits they provide. Every ten years Natural Resources Wales reviews the long-term management plans for each forest area. These are compiled in a new Forest Resource Plan.

Llanuwchllyn forest covers 1,503 Hectares and is situated to the West of Bala Lake in Snowdonia National Park. The forest is made up of a number of forest blocks known as Penaran, Wenallt and Lordship, together with a number of smaller woodlands which are centred around the village of Llanuwchllyn. Most of the watercourses in the forest including the source of the River Dee flow into Bala Lake, a special area of conservation. The forest also overlaps with the Migneint, Dduallt and Arenig special area of conservation which has many blanket bogs and heathland habitats:

Below is a link to the summary of objectives for the plan:

Summary of Objectives for Llanuwchllyn Forest

This document helps to explain some of the categories shown on the maps below:

Explanation of map keys

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Summary of the main changes that will occur in the forest:

  • Clear felling of windblown conifers and infected larch crops in the next ten years

  • Restoration of blanket bogs and heathland habitats by removing conifers in the long-term

  • More broadleaves and less conifers along rivers and streams


Why your views matter

We would like to know your opinion and views on the new plans for Llanuwchllyn forest so it can help us improve the long-term management of the forest


What happens next

A summary of the consultation responses and outcomes will be available on this website 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date.


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  • Forest Management