Woodlands create a naturally shady and humid habitat, with plenty of cover and food available making them important for many species. As our most widespread natural habitat, many native species are dependant on woodlands for at least part of the year.

A variety of different woodlands occur in the National Park, depending on soil type, drainage and altitude. Within each woodland there can be differences in tree age and the structure of the canopy. Open rides and glades, abundant deadwood from fallen trees and a thick carpet of spring flowers are all key components of any woodland.

Work to improve woodlands in Wales is eligible for funding from the Forestry Commission’s Better Woodlands for Wales Grant Scheme.

Management advice for the sustainable management of woodlands is available from Coed Cymru.

See also The Woodland Trust’s website for useful information on woodlands and their management.

Use the navigation bar on the left to explore different woodland habitats.