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​Our friendly group of volunteers meet at Pontygwaith Nature Reserve most Tuesday afternoons (timings of these events often vary due to seasonality and weather so make sure you check out our Volunteer Group​ on Facebook for specific details about our volunteer events).  These events are aimed around reclaiming the bracken swamped area for use by the local communities as a nature reserve, orchard and area for more general outdoors recreation.


Our mission started in March 2013 with a litter pick and has grown to include tasks like large scale vegetation clearance, tree planting and maintenance, dry-stone walling, wildflower seed spreading and habitat installation. We can see significant progress, both from the results of the annual ecological surveys between 2013 and 2017 and more simply the visual changes brought about by the completed work.

​To see what our volunteers have achieved at the reserve check out our videosA Year of change: Pontygwaith Nature Reserve and Transformation of Pontygwaith Nature Reserve​.

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           Litterpicking and river cleans                                     Vegetation clearance

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                      Tree planting                                                 Habitat box building

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              Seed sowing                                   Fencing                                      Tree felling

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​                    Living willow​ sculpture                              Invasive non-native management

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​​​     Installation of interpretation material                                Ecological surveys

                                                  Scrape and wetland installation

You might think that you need skills or experience to help with the project, but in fact no experience is necessary, and all you need to have is a willingness to have a go. If you are interested in helping out, please contact us

Corporate voluntee​ring

We offer a range of activities suitable for groups upto 30 people, we supply the tools, equipment and supervision for the day. 



                 Greggs 2013 & 2014

NRW - 2015, 2016 & 2017

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Dwr Cymru - 2015 & 2016


Time-lapse video of the Dwr Cym​ru Volunteer Day, 2015

                 Dwr Cymru 2016                             WW2016.jpg


              Companies House 2017                  companies house.jpg

                Dawnus 2016 & 2017

If you think your group or company might be interested in joining us for a day of team building activities, outside in the fresh air​ Jen on