Ffridd Rasus

Ffridd Rasus Landfill sits 2 miles NE of the beautiful castle town of Harlech in Gwynedd, North Wales. It has 2 closed landfill sites which began to accept waste for deposit in 1981 and contain approximately 1.26 million tonnes of household and commercial waste. The landfill sits parallel to an area of rare acid grassland making up the rest of the 79 acres of this diverse site.

Over 5000 trees have been planted at the site with multiple habitats created across the surface of the landfill with approximately 40 acres of wildflower meadow and mixed scrub habitat. A series of large, connected ponds have been created in the dry, slate chipping lined drainage lagoon. As the site had no previous standing water, this has resulted in an explosion of life around these features and increased biodiversity and abundance across the site. The site has multiple bird and bat boxes with an Osprey nesting pole on the western boundary of the site.

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Hedgerows and woodland provide food and shelter for many species, they also act as essential corridors for wildlife to travel. We have planted hedgerow trees and shrubs in specific areas to help link habitat patches. Along with that we have also installed 25 bird boxes, 25 bat boxes and 2 osprey platforms.

It is estimated that 97% of wildflower rich meadows have been destroyed since the 1930s. 20 acres of acid grassland protected, creating a carpet of flowering plants unique to this area, which are essential for wildlife including bees, birds, butterflies and bugs.

Native woodlands are critical in the fight against climate change and nature loss. Providing new essential habitat for nature to flourish is essential. We have created multiple new habitat areas and planted ‘the right tree in the right place’ - over 5000 trees and hedgerow shrubs have been planted across the site to help lock up carbon, reduce pollution and improve water retention on site to help prevent flooding.

Half a million of Britain’s ponds have been lost over the last hundred years. We have created new wetland habitats of varying depths and have reprofiled existing soakaways. Our ponds are a unique biodiversity resource, rich in species of plants, invertebrates and amphibians.

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Nature Recovery Timelapse

Ffridd Rasus, Gwynedd, North Wales, UK

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Nature Recovery Timelapse

Ffridd Rasus, Gwynedd, North Wales, UK

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