The reserve is in the Gurnos housing estate off the A4067 Ystradgynlais bypass. From Gorof Road, turn left along Gyrnosfa. At the roundabout, turn uphill into Heol Meurig, the next right into Hoel Gren and immediately right again into Lynden road. The site entrance is off the footpath running behind the childrens play area.
Nearest town Ystradgynlais. Post code SA9 1DW.
GridReferenceSN 776 101
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Walking InformationAn open access reserve, you are allowed to visit the reserve on foot for your quiet enjoyment of the wildlife present. There are no site paths and the site can be wet in places at any time of year.
AccessUnsuitable for wheelchairs.
ParkingPark at the roadside but please do not block roads or property entrances.
DogsPlease keep dogs on a lead to prevent disturbing ground nesting birds.
Grazing AnimalsThere may be livestock on site, please do not approach them or feed them. Additionally there may be electric fencing to keep them off parts of the site, please cross this with care.
Factsheets and Guides for Your Visit
Cwm Wanderers once played football on this site. It is now a nature reserve of wet tussocky grassland known as Rhos pasture. It is home to the rare marsh fritillary butterfly.
What to look out for
In spring look for the bright yellow flash of the brimstone butterfly and in summer the grassland is full of ringlet, meadow brown and gatekeeper butterflies. The marsh fritillary flies in June laying eggs on devil’s bit scabious leaves. In August & September its caterpillars feed on devil’s bit scabious within their larval webs amongst mollinia tussocks. Late summer wildflower displays of purple flowering devil’s bit scabious and red ragged robin. Woodland birds in the oak woodland and snipe and woodcock in winter.