Meadow at Denmark Farm by kind permission of Ross Hoddinott, 2020 Vision
Denmark Farm is a nature reserve and conservation centre run by the Shared Earth Trust, Founded in 1987, the site demonstrates the restoration of biodiversity to land which was previously intensively managed. As well as being a case study in nature conservation the centre also runs training courses on conservation,wildlife identification, crafts and sustainability, and offers accommodation and volunteering opportunities. There is also a programme of woodland-based activity sessions for younger visitors.
The site is 2km north of Betws Bledrws, on the Dulas – a significant tributary of the Teifi which joins the main river in nearby Lampeter.
For more information see: www.denmarkfarm.org.uk
The self guided trails take vistors through a variety of habitats, from meadows to woodland, and marshland to ponds. These are home to many species of mammal, birds, and insects, and a diversity of plant life. There are also many other wildlife-friendly and sustainable features to discover, like the ‘hobbit’ roundhouse shelter, the bug hotel and a natural play area in the woods.
Access to the trails is free, and they are open every day throughout the year, except Christmas Eve. The longest rail takes about an hour, but there is also a shorter trail suitable for wheelchair users.
Bus: The 588 Lampeter to Aberystwyth service stops at Betws Bledrws.
By car: Denmark Farm is situated 4 miles from Lampeter. (Grid Reference SN586537). If you are travelling from Lampeter on the A485, look out for the brown tourist sign and take the turning left (after a stone bridge) Continue for 2 miles and Denmark Farm is located on the left hand side.
Alternatively if coming from the north on the A485, in the hamlet of Betwys Bledrws, take a right turn opposite the chapel and the telephone box. drive up the hill and along the level road until you reach a T -junction. Take a right at this junction and Denmark Farm is located 30 metres on the left hand side.
Parking: In farmyard.