Developing Parc y Moch into an outdoor and wellbeing activity centre

Developing Parc y Moch into an outdoor and wellbeing activity centre

Bluebells in a woodland in spring
Bluebells in Parc y Moch

The Woodland Investment Grant (TWIG)

Parc Coed Moch CIC
A woodland near Bethesda in the Ogwen Valley is being transformed into an outdoor space for everyone.

The funding will be used to improve footpaths and add benches and information boards. By enabling access to more people to make the most of the woodland, this project hopes to reach people who don’t currently go out into nature.

There will also be boundary wall improvements and work will be carried out on parts of Parc y Moch’s wetland area to boost the woodland’s biodiversity. 

Plans also include making the site entrance more welcoming by adding a new wooden gate and installing a bike rack to encourage cycling. 

toasting marshmallows on a fire
Toasting marshmallows on a fire at
a community activity event

There have been community activities happening at the site since 2021. The project will build on this success by holding new regular volunteering days, training and events.

Harri Pickering, Parc y Moch Community Investment Company said: “With this grant we will be improving access to the woodlands and the general infrastructure, which means that we can continue to develop parts of Parc y Moch as a space for the community to use and enjoy. 

"Running community events and skill swap activities will really help to bring people into the space so they can get to know it. This is another big step towards getting the local community to reconnect with nature.”

The Woodland Investment Grant (TWIG) is part of the Welsh Government’s National Forest for Wales programme.

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