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:

  • 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 ...
  • Caerneddau ponies at Carmel Ponies grazing, Garn South May 2014 CarmelEarlier this year, staff and volunteers spent several cold and wet days at Carmel Nature Reserve, clearing and burning brambles on an exposed ridge. The aim was to restore and extend areas of heath, clinging on between patches of thick bracken and bramble.... Read More » This month additional help arrived in the form of four Caerneddau ...
  • Badger Vaccination update Badger being released by Tom MarshallWhilst the controversial badger cull pilots in England appear set to continue, we felt it was time to review what’s been happening in the management of bovine TB Wales. It’s a chance to review where badger vaccination has taken us in the last year- and, of course, what the future may hold for Welsh badgers.... ...
  • Fancy becoming one of voluntary wardens? Cliff Woodhead at Coed-y-BedwMany of our nature reserves are lucky enough to benefit from the input of a voluntary warden. Here at WTSWW we manage around ninety sites, and within that, a little over sixty voluntary wardenships. Whilst for some nature reserves a voluntary warden is not a realistic prospect- such as our offshore islands- our mainland reserves ...
  • Help Us Find Ratty Water Vole by Margaret HollandMole’s friend Ratty, the misnamed water vole, has faced some serious threats over the last few decades. Water voles are a protected species but sadly these cute creatures are in decline due to habitat loss and predation by American mink.... Read More » The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales have an exciting new project ...
  • Welcome to Carmarthenshire rake making BeccaStarting my post as Wildlife Trust Officer for Carmarthenshire at the beginning of December I was first struck by how great the Carmarthenshire reserves are. I felt very proud that such special places were going to be in my care. This was closely followed by trepidation; that such special places were going to be in ...