Carmarthenshire

Dinefwr Castle by Vaughn Matthews

Dinefwr Castle by Vaughn Matthews

Carmarthenshire has 13 nature reserves which we manage with volunteers guided by the Wildlife Trust Officer Becca Killa. There is also a regular programme of voluntary workparties- contact Becca for more details on r.killa@welshwildlife.org or 07970 780558.

The reserves include the stunning Castle Woods Nature Reserve in Llandeilo, this ancient woodland resonates with history, the understory is full of bluebells and wild garlic in spring and as it name implies it also includes our very own castle, standing majestically on the hill top. You can follow this lovely reserve on Twitter as it changes through the seasons – @Dinefwr_Castle

Also in Carmarthenshire we have the beautiful Poor Man’s Wood or Gallt y Tlodion on the eastern edge of the county, another stunning woodland in Llandovery which is full of spring flowers and a magical place to visit.

Our newest reserve in the area is Carmel Nature Reserve, we are currently raising funds to work on this nationally important reserve which has a mosaic of habitats and has recently had dormice recorded in its woodlands.

Carmarthenshire News:

  • Red Squirrels – in Rhandirmwyn One Day? Red Squirrel by Graham EatonIn an exciting new development, Welsh Government funding has been awarded to us helping support community action across the red squirrel focal area.... Read More » The funding from Environment Wales, a partnership in the voluntary sector that supports voluntary action to protect and improve the environment, has enabled  WTSWW to roll out a Trap Loan Scheme ...
  • Marsh Pea and Wax Caps in Carmarthenshire Wax cap in CarmarthenshireWith the discovery of marsh pea in an area of Ffrwd Farm Mire where it had been previously unrecorded, we set about trying to manage for it.... Read More » There are only two places in Wales where marsh pea occurs naturally. It likes the interface between the reedswamp, fen and marshy grassland. Therefore without management, ...
  • Water Voles, Marsh Fritillaries and Harvest Mice Opening up ponds at Cors GochThis past month has been particularly pleasant with continually good weather and exciting wildlife in Carmarthenshire.... Read More » Starting in early August we had our water vole release at Ffrwd Farm Mire Nature reserve. At Ffrwd there are historical records for water vole at the site, but sadly none for many years. The habitat is ...
  • Carmarthenshire Tails: ‘Ratty’s Return’ Hilary Foster NRW and water voleIn a quiet corner of rural Carmarthenshire, lying low in the beautiful Gwendraeth valley, WTSWW’s Ffrwd Farm Mire nature reserve can be found. Part of the Gwernydd Penbre SSSI, Ffrwd comprises around 19 hectares of wetland habitats that would once have been abundant in this part of the county- from reedbeds to wet woodland and ...
  • Communities Act to Save the Red Squirrel in Mid Wales Red Squirrel by Jon HawkinsOver 50 people congregated in community centres across mid Wales last week to find out about how local people can act to save the red squirrel in mid Wales.  The 3 events, held in Tregaron, Rhandirmwyn and Llanwrtyd Wells were hosted by the Mid Wales Red Squirrel Partnership and featured guest speaker, Jackie Foott from ...
  • Ffrwd’s Ditches Ffrwd Farm Mire digger on site B KillaFebruary this year saw a digger and it’s driver from Natural Resources Wales at Ffrwd Farm Mire. Ffrwd forms part of the Gwernedd Pembre SSSI. It is a fantastic wetland reserve, with a great combination of Reed bed, marshy grassland, and willow carr.... Read More » The aim of the work carried out was to create ...
  • Co-operating for a Brighter Future for Red Squirrels in Mid Wales Red Squirrel by Graham EatonThe Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) has employed a new officer to help protect red squirrels in mid Wales thanks to funding from Environment Wales, The Co-operative’s carrier bag levy and a number of private donations and other grant funds.... Read More » The new Mid Wales Red Squirrel Officer, Becky Hulme, will ...