Hazelnut gathering events to take place

HAZELNUTS are being collected as part of a hedgerow scheme.

Snowdonia National Park’s Hedgerow Scheme promotes natural borders and encourages hedgerow planting which provides a habitat for wildlife and supports biodiversity.

Anyone wishing to donate can do so at the Tourist Information Centre in Llangollen, Canolfan Ni Corwen Loggerheads Country Park or the Countryside Service office at Brickfield Pond in Rhyl.

A spokesperson from Denbighshire County Council said: "Snowdonia National Park operates a nursery growing hedge plants to donate to farmers and landowners to encourage the replanting of hedges.

"Those picking or foraging hazelnuts must have the landowner’s permission before doing so, and be aware of wildlife - don’t take everything from one area as wildlife depend on this resource over winter."

Hazelnut gathering events will take place in Llangollen on Wednesday, October 9 between 10am and 12pm starting from Pengwern Community Centre and in Corwen on Thursday, October 10 between 10am and 12pm starting from the leisure centre car park.

Visit the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB’s Facebook page.