Not since the Neolithic and Iron Age, thousands of years ago, had the Przewalski’s horses roamed free in our woodlands. However, in 2003 we brought in three of them from the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay.
They were placed in a 12-acre "paddock" which had been designated by CADW as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. This enabled this important area to be maintained by grazing, thus preventing the need to use chemicals and vehicles. It also resolves the problem of shrub control, thereby helping vegetation structure and biodiversity.
A viewing platform together with an interpretation panel have been erected to enable visitors to view these unique animals in a natural environment.