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New trail explores wildlife and local history at Centre for Alternative Technology

New trail explores wildlife and local history at Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology Quarry Trail
Centre for Alternative Technology Quarry Trail

 

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), near Machynlleth in Mid Wales celebrates the opening of its new Quarry Trail.

 

Built with support from Natural Resources Wales, the new trail explores the wildlife and biodiversity of the old slate quarry on which CAT is built and looks at the history of changing land-use and industry in the area. Winding up through broadleaf woodland, three different trails of varying lengths allow access to never-before-seen areas of the CAT woodlands and gardens whilst offering spectacular views into the Snowdonia National Park.

 

CAT’s chief executive Adrian Ramsay said: “The new trail will bring people closer to nature and local heritage, illustrating the impact that human activity has had on biodiversity and helping visitors understand how we create landscapes that actively benefit nature. I’m looking forward to seeing people exploring and enjoying the trail.”

 

CAT offers over 7 acres of hands on display and gardens so visit their website for more information. Groups can benefit from special packages and tours. Details can be found here.

 

Useful links
Ten Wild Days out in Wales 
Snowdonia National Park 
Gardens in Wales 

 

 

Published 1 November 2016

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