Intruders have chopped down and burnt trees at a Powys beauty spot.

Dyfed-Powys Police are looking for people who can help them with their investigation after intruders felled trees in the Ceri Forest and burnt them to charcoal.

The coniferous forest, which runs along the iconic Kerry Ridgeway, is a popular spot for hikers, dog walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers.


Dyfed-Powys Police’s Rural Crime Team have appealed for information and said that the people who cut down the trees flagrantly ignored signs warning them not light fires which could cause serious damage to the forest if they were to get out of hand.

They said in a statement online: “Despite signs on entry of Ceri Forest someone has decided to fell trees, light a fire at the edge of the forest and dump the charcoal remains.

“Report live fires via 999.

“Report incidents to Natural Resources Wales incident hotline 0300 065 3000 or Police - online or via 101.”