Penybryn Farms comprises a number of constituent farms surrounding the village of Llangorse, mid-Wales. In total, we manage over 500 acres of arable and grazing land over varied and changing terrain.
It is our firm belief that farming of any kind should be carried out in an environmentally sustainable manner. For the past 10 years the farm was part of the Tir Gofal scheme and is now part of the Glastir Advanced scheme. Both of these projects have supported us in establishing conservation areas, helping to reverse the decline of pollinators for our crops.
At the heart if this effort is Eligro Nature Reserve, an area of around 13 acres that has been set aside to re-establish a wetland area that was destroyed in the 1940’s in the drive to produce more food. Starting in 2013, over 1,500 native wetland trees and wildflower were planted to help re-establish the wetland. Much of this has been securely fenced to protect the ponds and the flora and fauna within.
To enable the public to see the benefits of these schemes first hand, we have also established many permitted access routes around the farm.
Our aim is to provide educational facilities for the public to become more aware and sympathetic to the need for farmers to produce food, yet be able to protect and enhance the environment within the land on which they farm.
For more information on Eligro Nature Reserve and our permitted footpaths, visit explore.eligro.uk »