Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker? An appropriate question posed by Garth Nix, and one to ask yourself when walking along the new permissive path at Penlan Uchaf Farm. Many Thanks to Penlan Uchaf Farm for allowing the Growing Better Connections project to create this beautiful permissive path. Closed for one day per year on the first Monday in February, this path provides access to the Frenni Fawr common, creating an easy entry point to the incredible upland oak woodland growing there. Growing Better Connections have a series of citizen science events planned in these woods this Autumn, working with the Frenni Fawr Research Group. Details have yet to be confirmed, please watch this SPACE for updates.
You can Read more about the Frenni Fawr Research Group and their great work HERE.
When walking the path, you will notice 250 metres or so of newly planted saplings. This hedge line was planted through the Woodland Trusts’ MOREHEdges grant scheme in collaboration with the Growing Better Connections project and A P Agri Services. However, the hedge line is not yet complete. This Winter we are planning to plant the remaining 250 metres and we need your help! Growing Better Connections will be organising a series of workdays to complete the hedge line and we need volunteers to turn this hedge line into a reality. If you would like to volunteer to help plant this important wildlife corridor – connecting the Frenni Fawr plantation to the Frenni Fawr Upland Oak Woodland, please contact