Our appeal

Help us bring colour back to our environment

North Wales Wildlife Trust have been given a special opportunity to create 35 acres of thriving fen and mire in the foothills of beautiful Snowdonia. This habitat will benefit a huge variety of wetland species from grasshopper warblers to woodcock and water vole to otter – but we need your help to make our vision a reality.

Cors y Sarnau lies on the A494 between Bala and Corwen. Once a shallow lake, it is now a Trust reserve managed to maintain the special plant communities that have developed in the wet ground over hundreds of years. At 37 acres, it is already an important pocket of prime conservation land – but pockets will not be enough to sustain wildlife populations in the long term.

Cors y Sarnau - Damian Hughes

We have a chance to double the reserve’s size, and double its impact. An area of coniferous plantation immediately to the east of the site, known as Coed Tŷ Uchaf, has suddenly become available, and we have a unique chance to acquire it, restore it, and safeguard its future for good. However, saving this land for wildlife will cost us £95,000. We hope to recoup £70,000 through the sale of felled timber, but that leaves a shortfall of £25,000 that urgently needs to be met.

Your support will directly fund the purchase of Coed Tŷ Uchaf, beginning the process of its transformation into fabulous wetland habitat. Every pound that you give effectively buys over 5.5 square metres of land – an area that might contain tens of different plant species (including cranberry, orchids and carnivorous sundew), as well as providing food for small pearl-bordered fritillaries and feeding grounds for rare dragonflies.

Finally, our vision for Cors y Sarnau in the months and years ahead also includes you. Plans for the site include vastly improved access, the installation of boardwalks and the holding of public events – we want a North Wales rich in wildlife and enjoyed by all. But none of this will be possible at Cors y Sarnau without this initial purchase – and that won’t be possible without your help, now, before the chance is lost.

Restore habitat. Restore colour. Restore life.

Please help.


To help us restore Coed Tŷ Uchaf …
… do one or more of the following:

1. Donate online at the Just Giving website

2. Donate by text: 70070 using code [e.g.] NWWT14 – for example, NWWT14 £15 sends £15; NWWT14 £30 sends £30 etc.

3. Donate by card over the phone: 01248 351541

4. Donate by card or cheque (made payable to North Wales Wildlife Trust) by post: complete the form below and send to to Coed Tŷ Uchaf Appeal, North Wales Wildlife Trust, 376 High Street, BANGOR, Gwynedd, LL57 1YE



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