Penhesgyn Landfill is the largest site of the four Wild Landfill sites and is situated 2km NW of Menai Bridge on the Isle of Anglesey. It covers an area of about 50 acres and was filled with up to 4 million tonnes of waste from the 1960s onwards.

There is approximately 70 acres of improved low-grade farmland surrounding the site which is part of the wild landfill project making a total of 120 acres of new fence free biodiverse mosaic habitat including 50 acres of wildflower meadow, 13 new ponds and wetland features and 25000 new trees. The trees and shrubs at Penhesgyn have been planted in a ‘glade and ride’ system which allows for more natural growth, and creation of critical edge habitat and open spaces with scrub islands so vital for nature recovery.

A carbon rich peat fen is being conserved as part of the project to prevent further loss of dried peat and preserve and enhance the site and reduce carbon release helping with climate change targets.

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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 bird boxes, bat boxes and barn owl boxes.

It is estimated that 97% of wildflower rich meadows have been destroyed since the 1930s. We have established 50 acres of wildflower grassland and meadows 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’ - nearly 25000 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

Penhesgyn, Anglesey, North Wales, UK

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Nature Recovery Timelapse

Penhesgyn, Anglesey, North Wales, UK

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