Monday, 22 June 2015

National Trust buys Great Orme coastline for £1m

A STRETCH of the Welsh coast rich in wildlife and archaeology has been bought by the #NationalTrust for more than £1 million.

The trust has acquired land on Great Orme in North Wales, the latest acquisition in a 50-year Neptune Coastline Campaign to protect special seaside areas. The purchase includes the 140-acre Parc Farm, with its views of Anglesey and the Welsh coast, and grazing rights to 720 acres of headland, allowing the trust to protect the habitats of unique and rare plants and animals.

#GreatOrme has the world's largest prehistoric mine, dating back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age, while the first-ever book in #Wales was printed in one of its caves.

Justin Albert, director for the trust in Wales, said: ‘The Great Orme is a very special place, loved by the millions of people who visit the seaside town of nearby Llandudno every year. The coastline encapsulates the beating heart of what the National Trust is about: looking after places of natural beauty rich in wildlife. That includes sub-species of silver-studded blue and grayling butterflies and a plant, the wild cotoneaster, which can only be found here.’

The trust looks after 775 miles of coastline in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

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