Allt Pencnwc, Ystrad Aeron, Ceredigion

Grid References: O.S. Explorer map 199 Lampeter. Main entrance: SN518556, Site centre: SN519556
Status: None
Tenure: Leased from 1988, and subsequently purchased in 1992.
Size: 4.4 ha (10.9 acres)

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Great Spotted Woodpecker Bob Coyle

Great Spotted Woodpecker Bob Coyle

Location and Access Notes

Public transport: Bus T1 stops in Ystrad Aeron/Theatre Felinfach, the reserve is then approx. 1 km on foot.

Roadside parking on B4342. No footpaths and steep woodland; not accessible for wheelchairs.

Description: This relatively long and narrow reserve comprises a steep, ancient semi-natural woodland that drops from improved pasture to the north, down to the Afon Gwili which runs along the southern boundary.

Quite large Oak trees form the greater part of the canopy, and the reserve has a particularly attractive spring ground flora, with carpets of Lesser Celandine (3-5) and Wood Sorrel (4-5). Bluebells (4-6) are also present. Woodland birds include Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker.

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