Great Western Community Forest

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The Great Western Community Forest (GWCF) is a long-term programme to enrich landscapes in and around Swindon.

With the town of Swindon at its heart, the  Forest covers over 168 square miles, stretching from the North Wessex Downs to the River Thames. View an interactive map of the Great Western Community Forest area.

Our primary aim is to increase tree cover to an average of 30% across the project area, working in urban, urban fringe and rural landscapes.Since the start of the project in 1994, tree cover has more than doubled across the area, but there is much more to do to create the Forest. 

Our success will continue to be dependent on local authorities, landowners, organisations, communities and businesses working together.

We are part of a wider family of England's Community Forests, working across major towns and cities to create a better environment.

For further information contact:

Great Western Community Forest
Swindon Borough Council
Wat Tyler House
Beckhampton Street


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