Coed Cadw, the Woodland Trust
Coed Cadw is the Welsh name of the Woodland Trust, a charity founded in 1972 to conserve and improve woodlands. It has acquired more than 1,000 woodland sites, thanks largely to the generosity of fundraisers, benefactors and the general public.
The trust’s first site in Wales was Coed Lletywalter, near Barmouth, acquired in 1980. Now it owns more than 100 sites in Wales.
The name Coed Cadw was adopted in 2000. In medieval Welsh laws, “coed cadw” denoted woodland which was protected.
Coed y Gopa, Abergele – includes the remains of an prehistoric hill fort
Parc Mawr, near Conwy – where a greater horseshoe bat astounded naturalists in 2001
Marl Hall woods, Llandudno Junction – climb the path for a great view towards Conwy Castle
Coed y Garth – a classic Flintshire dingle