Blaeneinion - Conservation, Tourism, Permaculture, Beavers & The Wild Wood
Blaeneinion is an idyllic and secluded conservation project, set in 75 acres of land at the head of the Artists Valley, near Machynlleth in West Wales. 
We have reintroduced a pair of European beavers into a secure enclosure for monitoring, are reforesting the open pasture with native broadleaf, nut bearing and fruiting trees and continue establishing food growing areas and orchards along permaculture principles. Since the project began in November 2008, we have planted 15,000 native saplings.  These trees will mature into an abundant forest of fruit, nuts and native habitat in the years ahead.
We aim to create a fantastic conservation and educational resource that can be enjoyed by everyone for generations to come, and will provide more habit and abundance with each passing season.
Blaeneinion is a not for profit organisation.
Donations towards further tree planting or the beaver project are most much needed and very welcome.
Our guests are able to enjoy picking salads all year round from the geodesic growing dome, collecting eggs for breakfast, plunging in the stream, BBQ's over the fire, and a fantastic range of outdoor pursuits including stunning walks in the Cambrian Mountains directly from the house.
To complement the rich variety of bird and plant life in this stunning location, we have privately funded a secure, 2.5 acre enclosure in order to introduce a pair of European beavers (Castor Fiber). We hope that careful monitoring of their behaviour will help to inform and support a wider re-introduction to Wales in years to come.
There is a comfortable accommodation in 'Beaver Lodge', particularly suitable for climbers, walkers, family retreats, eco-tourists and cyclists, or anyone coming here for a working holiday. If you would like to stay here, please get in touch.
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