CWM IDWAL

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Cwm Idwal, Eryri SSSI

Country

Wales

Current land designations

SAC, NNR, part of Eryri SSSI, Site of International Importance, within Snowdonia NP

Specific location

North West Snowdonia

Year rewilding started

1998

Grid reference

SH640590

Location

Latitude: 53 06 39 N Longitude: 04 02 00 W

Altitude

Minimum:1246 ft Maximum:3279 ft

Project Management

Ownership: National Trust (under 99 year lease to the Countryside Council for Wales)

Management: National Trust, Countryside Council  for Wales, Snowdonia NPA; Administration: Agreement with NT and previous NT tenant to remove all sheep from the land

Area under rewilding (hectares)

398ha

Project funding

Countryside Council for Wales, European Habitiats Directive, European funding (LIFE)

Rewilding methods

Removal of grazing pressure through removal of sheep and reduction of numbers on adjacent land

Habitats present

Alpine and boreal montane heath; Wetland; Inland cliffs and rock exposures; Glacial lake; Calcareous rocky slopes; Grassland; blanket bogs; standing waters; alkaline fens; petrifying springs; North Atlantic wet heaths; dry heaths; Old Sessile oak woods

Target species

Arctic-alpine and tall herb vegetation.

Species reintroductions

None

Access to the area

Open public access

Links to further information

CCW information: www.ccw.gov.uk/Places/index.cfm?Action=Reserves&ID=4

National Trust information:

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-global/w-localtoyou/w-wales/w-wales-snowdonia_appeal.htm

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