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Elan Estate

Elan Estate, Powys – multipurpose forestry and woodland estate management in a Wales upland setting 420 hectares of upland conifer plantation and upland oak woodland on the flanks of the Elan Valley owned by Dwr Cymru – Welsh Water.


The woodland and surrounding area contain several sites of conservation importance including Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protected Areas. Woodland management combines timber production with informal recreation, landscape and wildlife conservation. Under the Better Woodlands for Wales scheme significant grant aid was secured for recreation, conversion to native woodland and continuous cover forestry.

"On an estate which has 400,000 visitors a year it is essential that all forestry work is carried out safely and complying with all environmental guidelines. Andrew Bronwin & Co has effectively achieved this balance whilst making a good financial return." Peter Jennings, Head Ranger