Penderry is surrounded by fifty acres of woodland, meadows, ponds and a river, and is home to an amazing variety of wildlife, including otters, foxes and badgers. Over fifty species of birds have been sighted at Penderry, including red kites, kingfishers and barn owls.
The mixed deciduous woodland has two sites used by many children for Forest Schools. Children from local primary schools come to play, broaden their knowledge, develop confidence and learn to value the countryside. The Chernobyl Children Lifeline also use the woodland as part of their respite holidays for Belarusian children. The Cwm Wood at Penderry was runner-up in the Woods for Wales Award (2007), and won a special award for educational and community use of the woodland.
We farm Penderry as it was probably farmed 100 years ago, aiming to minimise our impact on the environment. We cut our hay late in the year, which allows many species of wildflowers to flourish, and in turn encourages moths and butterflies, providing a source of food for a variety of birds.
We have a small flock of sheep.
The river Cwm meanders along the picturesque valley. In the late autumn, trout can be seen leaping up the small waterfall to go upstream to spawn.