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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Let's have your hazelnuts, says county

Denbighshire County Council’s Countryside Service is collecting and donating hazelnuts as part of Snowdonia National Park’s Hedgerow Scheme.

The scheme promotes natural borders and encourages hedgerow planting which provides a habitat for wildlife and supports biodiversity.

Snowdonia National Park operates a nursery growing hedge plants to donate to farmers and landowners to encourage the replanting of hedges.

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.

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 to stay up to date on events and how many hazelnuts have been collected. 

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