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Sustainable Warmth from Clocaenog Forest

An Introduction to Clocaenog Forest - Bod Petryal

Clocaenog Forest - Bod Petryal, located near Ruthin in Denbighshire, is an expanse spanning 100 square kilometers, the equivalent of 10,000 rugby pitches. Established in the 1930s by the Forestry Commission, the forest is multifunctional: a significant source of timber, a haven for biodiversity and a recreational destination for those who enjoy the great outdoors.

Clocaenog’s Landscape and Climate Significance

At the pinnacle of Craig Bron-banog, amidst the transmitter mast and turbine towers, stands a pioneering instrumentation array. Managed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, this facility stands as one of the UK's premier climate change experiments. It's here that the effects of climate change within upland ecosystems are studied, forecasting our planet's environmental trajectory.

Our Harvest and the National Forest for Wales

This autumn, Log Club has just harvested several hundred metric tonnes of sustainably grown Larch logs from Clocaenog to provide our customers with sustainable warmth this Autumn.

Sustainable Larch Logs from Natural Resources Wales

Clocaenog Forest forms an integral part of the National Forest for Wales, a testament to sustainability and forward-thinking environmental strategies. The project's mission is threefold:

- Foster expansive new woodlands to support biodiversity and working forestry
- Strengthen and conserve existing woodlands.
- Restore Wales’ ancient and invaluable woodlands.

The National Forest for Wales' alignment with Log Club’s Core Principles

  • Eco Kilns: Sustainable Efficiency

Our eco kilns are designed for optimal efficiency, powered entirely by self-generated renewable energy. Using a fraction of the energy of traditional kiln drying techniques. This capability is globally unique to Log Club.

  • Local and Sustainable Sourcing

Our allegiance to sustainability reflects in our sourcing strategy, prioritising sustainable local UK forests grown specifically for harvest, boosting local forestry, communities, and ecosystems. Supporting the expansion of even more working forests in return. Learn more about the benefits of locally grown british firewood here.

  • Exceptional Customer Service

Beyond delivering quality logs, unique in their climate friendly preparation, we promise an exceptional customer journey.

Log Club's Subscription Benefits

For those looking to ensure consistent warmth, our subscription model is a game-changer. Subscribers at Log Club enjoy:

  • Assurance of Supply: Even during peak demand and inclement weather, our subscribers are guaranteed a steady supply.
  • Value Proposition: By signing up to one of our subscriptions, customers can avail up to a 20% discount, ensuring greater savings on what is already fantastic value for money.
  • No quibble: Changes and Cancellations can be made at anytime, no quibble, using your subscription page in your account.
  • The benefit to us is that we can predict your usage with greater accuracy and make commitments to places like Clocaenog Forest and their local community.

Log Club is more than a provider of logs; it's a movement towards a sustainable, warm future. Our latest harvest from Clocaenog Forest reaffirms our mission to intertwine warmth with sustainability. When you choose Log Club, you’re opting for sustainable warmth, community upliftment, and unparalleled service.

Visiting Clocaenog Forest

Bod Petryal is a segment of Clocaenog Forest that beckons visitors. This forest not only provides valuable timber but is also a haven for species like the red squirrel and the black grouse, which showcases its intriguing ‘lekking’ courtship displays. 

There is some fantastic walking and also a great family friendly mountain biking route - see the Visit Conwy website for more details.

With easy accessibility from Ruthin and comprehensive transport links, including a nearby railway station in Buckley and bus facilities, and free parking. Explore more about reaching Clocaenog via the Traveline Cymru website and Natural Resources Wales websites. 

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