The Deri Woods volunteers work to restore and maintain this special woodland in Llanfair Caereinion for the benefit of the local community, visitors and wildlife.
Working on behalf of Llanfair Caereinion Town Council and under the guidance of the Montgomery Wildlife Trust, the volunteers repair the bridges, steps and handrails, install and maintain benches, and are gradually improving the drainage to keep the footpaths dry.
Woodland restoration work includes coppicing, removing non-native tree species, maintaining the ‘tree trail’, and creating more space for woodland regeneration.
Deri Woods has over 50 bird boxes, including three owl boxes. The volunteers monitor and record nesting activity, and assist a local expert in ringing the chicks.
New bridge deck
At our workday in November we cleared all steps and bridges (inc the Banwy bridge) of leaves and, after a successful trial of weld mesh on a smaller bridge, we used this to make a slip-free surface on the wooden bridge between Deri Woods and Goat Field.