UPM Tilhill has transformed a plantation in Wales into the UK’s leading mountain biking centre. With 44km of purpose-built trails and a popular café and bike shop, Coed Llandegla attracts 200,000 visitors a year and employs 20 local people, while continuing to provide timber.
The trees at Coed Llandegla have now reached maturity, and selective harvesting has begun, yielding around 6,000 tonnes of timber per year. New trees are being planted too. UPM Tilhill will use this process to diversify the age structure and the tree species in the forest, creating new habitats for wildlife and making it more attractive for visitors.