The Wilderness Trust

Old Chapel Farm Tylwch Llanidloes Powys SY18 6JR | Registered Charity No. 011511

The Trust began more than 20 years ago in Shropshire. It is now based at Old Chapel Farm. and has shaped much of the work that has been achieved there.

It leases the Chapel in the middle of the farm and is currently restoring it. The Chapel will be a centre for reflection, talks, meetings, courses, exhibitions and celebrations. For use by the local community as well as the farm, it will be open to all visitors when there is no specific event on and contain a small library.

The Trust is building a small retreat house for solitary retreatants. A small yurt is available until that is completed.

We are currently looking for a VOLUNTEER with office skills who would be willing to help us with fundraising for the Trust in return for board and lodging.

The four aims of the Trust


By management of the land for biodiversity
By promoting and practicing sustainable methods of building, energy production and agriculture

Through courses, workshops and volunteer schemes.
Through partnership with other organisations.

Through teaching (course and workshops and volunteer schemes).
Through staging exhibitions and performances

By inclusion of marginalised people in communal life and work.
By providing a place of temporary refuge or respite
Specifically, the Trust aims to create and maintain a centre or centres where these aims can be integrated.


Ursula Freeman, Kevin Blockley, Naomi Ridge, Freya Blockley, Frances Blockley, Adrian Thorius