Brecknock offices are based in Lion House, close to the heart of the town of Brecon. From here we manage the reserves of Brecknock.

Telephone: 01874 625708


Postal Address:

Brecknock Wildlife Trust

Lion House
Bethel Square

Ystradgynlais Office:

The Wellbeing Centre
61-66 Pen y Bryn

Tel: 01639844273
Brecknock Events
Date/Time Event
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wild About Nature - Egg Hunt
Diamond Park, Ystradgynlais Powys
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wild About Nature - Egg Hunt
Mount Street Infant School, Brecon
6:00 am - 9:00 am
Bird eating berries Dawn Chorus Walk
Cae Eglwys Nature Reserve, Nr Brecon
6:00 am - 9:00 am
Stonechat bird Dawn Chorus Walk
Ystradfawr Nature Reserve, Ystradgynlais
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Butterflies or Balsam
Ystradfawr Nature Reserve, Ystradgynlais
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vicarage Meadows west field and scabious Orchids & Butterflies
Vicarage Meadows, Abergwesyn
12:00 am
Darren Fawr Moth group event on Darren Fawr
Darren Fawr, Merthyr Tydfil
County contacts  
Amphibian and Reptile Group

Contact & County Recorder for Brecknock and Radnorshire: Hannah Shaw


Common toad
Bat Group

Brecknock Vice County Recorder: Phil Morgan

Contact: Rob Morgan. 

Pipistrelle Bat by Harry Hogg
Biodiversity Information Service for Powys & Brecon Beacons National Park – Find an expert
Bird Group

Contact & Brecknock Vice County Recorder: Andrew King.
Brecknock Birds Website

Reed Warbler
Botany Group

Contact joint county recorders: John Crellin and Mike Porter.

Botany Recording group blog and photo

Common Butterwort
Dragonfly Group

Contact & Brecknock Vice County Recorder: Keith Noble

Geology Group

Contact: Alan Bowring

Mammal Group

Contact: Diane Morgan

Brecknock Vice County Recorder: Phil Morgan

Otter and sewin
Moth Group

Contact & Brecknock Vice County Recorder: Dr. Norman Lowe
Brecknock Moth List

Elephant Hawkmoth (Deilephila elpenor) by V Matthews
Orchards Group

Contact: Sheila Leitch

Marcher Apple Network general enquiries

Local Warden’s Blog

  • Y Byddwn Nature Reserve The pond at Y ByddwnAside from working on Y Byddwn, a local Farmer has allowed me to coppice very tall and shade forming hazel along a 200 metre stretch of his dismantled rail track that runs towards the road near Groesffordd. In a sense by allowing more light into this area this has extended the reserves potential for increased ...
  • Successful nest box results on reserves in Brecknock Andrew King checking nestboxes in Andrew King checking nest boxes at Coed DyrysiogIn grateful recognition of a legacy donated to Brecknock Wildlife Trust (before it merged with WTSWW), Trust staff and volunteers wished to strengthen the provision of bird nest-boxes on two woodland reserves near Brecon. These are Coed Dyrysiog (Soar), a predominantly oak woodland on a sloping bank of the River Bran, and Drostre Wood (Llanwern) an ...
  • Y Byddwn Nature Reserve Cercopis vulnerataI took over management of Y Byddwn Nature Reserve in October 2016 and being a small reserve, hardly larger then 4 tennis courts, I immediately set about identifying the flora and fauna, mostly fauna via photography throughout most of 2017. The photographs were then posted on the local Biodiversity Information Services (BIS) or the national ‘irecord’ ...