ARGEL

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Argel

Country

Wales

Current land designations

Less Favoured Area

Specific location

Tir Penrhos Isaf, Hermon, Dolgellau

Year rewilding started

1986

Grid reference

SH737238

Location

Latitude: 52 47 49 N Longitude: 03 52 29 W

Altitude

Minimum: Maximum:

Project Management

Ownership: Private; Management: Private

(Chris and Lyn Dixon)

Area under rewilding (hectares)

0.13ha

Project funding

Private funding (self-funded)

Rewilding methods

Removal of grazing pressure and consequential natural regeneration; Small number of trees planted

Habitats present

Birch woodland, Heather island, Marsh, Hazel coppice, Oak woodland, leaf mould, gorse, small woodland clearings

Target species

No one species specifically conserved: left to natural regeneration

Species reintroductions

Some reintroductions of plants such as holly and ivy

Access to the area

No open public access. Access by appointment only and through guided tours

Links to further information

Permaculture design at Tir Penrhos Isaf (Argel wilderness regeneration):

www.konsk.co.uk/design/design.htm

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