Problems at Craig Y Forwyn

© Mark Reeves -
Local newspaper The Daily Post reports a police investigation in to vegetation removal at Craig y Forwyn, North Wales. The crag was recently declared 'open' by the BMC following a ban of twenty years (See UKC News Item).

Reported on The Daily Post website:

North Wales Police wildlife and environment officer Sergeant Rob Taylor told the Daily Post:

“There are problems with rock climbers using a rockface in Rhyd y Foel which has been closed for 20 years and the BMC declaring it re-opened.

“A lot of unauthorised tree and shrub clearing has taken place which is a protected area. I am investigating. It may potentially be a crime under the Wildlife and Countryside Act."

From the North Wales Limestone Wiki:


Thanks got to Mark Reeves for the photograph:

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8 Jan, 2009
Nice one - I guess we had it back for a few weeks ;-( Chris
8 Jan, 2009
I hope this isn't what it looks like. Surely there were some ground rules put in place and agreed about gardening?
8 Jan, 2009
FFS Jack, you live in N. Wales don't you? I can understand the Daily Post doing a slip shod reporting job and not bothering to contact the BMC or anyone but don't see why you need to do a shoddy job of reporting, second hand, this non-story. It was discussed here a few days ago, Mike Raine commented on it and there's no more to say on the matter, really. What next? Are we going to get a report on Ron Fawcett sensationally putting two bolts in North Stack Wall?
8 Jan, 2009
I have been in touch with the BMC. It's not a non-story. Trees have been cut down. The police have been looking in to it. And yes, the next news item is Big Ron in North Stack Bolt Shocker. From the North Wales Limestone Wiki:"NO GARDENING DURING JANUARY PLEASE WHILST WRITTEN PERMISSION IS OBTAINED" More people read the news page than forum threads, but thanks for linking to the other thread. Jack
8 Jan, 2009
Fair enough, but at the same time as Mick is on another thread defending the right of UKC to add comment to news items (something I agree with) you are reporting wholesale a prejudicial and out of date report from a paper. Why not get some quotes from Mike, why not include the comment about no gardening in the report? Thats the import part of this 'story'
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