Cefn Coch farmer hopes woodland can be 'reconnected'

Two environmental charities are hoping to buy a mountainside in Powys to try out what they are calling "a different approach to conservation".

The 300 acres (121 hectares) of land, formerly used to graze sheep, is up for sale at Cefn Coch near Machynlleth.

The Woodland Trust and Wales Wild Land Foundation plan to turn it into a haven for native species like pine martins, red squirrels and dormice.

They will plant 5,000 trees before letting nature take its course.

Neighbouring farmer and ecologist Joe Hope believes the project can help connect fragments of woodland habitat.

He showed BBC Wales environment correspondent Steffan Messenger how it can work with what he is already trying to encourage on his own land next door.

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