Brecknock Nature Reserves

Drostre Wood stitchworts

Drostre Wood

Drostre Wood is a small mixed deciduous woodland containing oak and birch. Below the canopy of the tallest trees there …

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Cae Pwll y Bo globeflowers

Cae Pwll y Bo

This small damp meadow is known for its spectacular display of globeflowers. The reserve is all that remains of a …

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Ystradfawr reserve with view of a wild meadow


This reserve, once the site of extensive coal mining, is a great example of how nature has reclaimed the landscape. …

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Y Byddwn

Y Byddwn

This small nature reserve, which gives excellent views of the Brecon Beacons, is a section of the former Brecon to Merthyr railway line. Originally built …

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Trewalkin Meadow - meadow flora

Trewalkin Meadow

Trewalkin Meadow is a small, damp, flower-rich meadow at the foot of the Black Mountains between Llangorse and Talgarth. It …

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Wern Plemys meadows and woodlands

Wern Plemys

The reserve consists of three wildflower meadows and a large area of woodland. The reserve lies on the site of …

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Vicarage Meadows west field and scabious

Vicarage Meadows

This wildflower-rich meadow and wet pasture is set on the side of a hill in the Irfon valley and lies …

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Allt Rhongyr

Allt Rhongyr

Allt Rhongyr is within the Brecon Beacons National Park, adjacent to Craig y Rhiwarth Nature Reserve and offers dramatic views of the Tawe Valley. It …

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Darren Fawr

Darren Fawr

Darren Fawr is the largest and most spectacular of the Trust’s reserves. It consists of a steep hill-side, covered with …

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Cae Lynden rhos pasture

Cae Lynden

Cwm Wanderers once played football on this site. It is now a nature reserve of wet tussocky grassland known as …

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Pen y Waun cowslip meadow

Pen y Waun

The Pen y Waun nature reserve consists of two small fields situated on the edge of Waun-y-Mynach common. The fields …

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Cae Eglwys meadow

Cae Eglwys

This reserve is a good example of a traditional wildflower meadow, a rare habitat in these days of intensively managed farmland where large quantities of …

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View from Craig y Rhiwarth

Craig y Rhiwarth

This reserve contains some of the finest examples of limestone plant communities in Brecknock. The reserve contains more than 400 …

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Glasbury Cutting - the old railway has been reclaimed by nature to create a wooded wildlife corridor

Glasbury Cutting

This nature reserve used to be part of the railway line from Brecon to Hereford. Parts of the railway were …

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Cae Bryntywarch and its common cotton grass meadow

Cae Bryntywarch

This wildflower meadow has always been managed traditionally with grazing by cattle or ponies from spring to autumn. This kind …

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Llandafaelog Wood daffodils

Llandefaelog Wood

This reserve is a charming small area of woodland renowned for its floral display.

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Coed Dyrysiog bluebells

Coed Dyrysiog

A beautiful area of ancient woodland and unusually a registered common that slopes down to the banks of the Nant …

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Pwll-y-Wrach waterfall


Important Notice Please note that until further notice, some of the paths on this nature reserve will soon be closed …

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Brecknock Events

Date/Time Event
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Swifts - Talk by Edward Mayer Swifts - Talk by Edward Mayer
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Winter Bird Walk - Llangasty Winter Bird Walk - Llangasty
Llangasty, Llangasty Powys
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Winter Bird Walk - Llangasty Winter Bird Walk - Llangasty
Llangasty, Llangasty Powys
Offices in Brecknock
About Brecknock

Telephone: 01874 625708


Postal Address:

Brecknock Office

6 The Bulwark

Open to the public

All the Trust’s nature reserves are open to our members and the public to visit for free, on foot, to enjoy the rich and diverse wildlife present. Please always follow the Countryside Code when visiting.

Managing the reserves

We carry out a range of management work on the reserves, aided by its Reserves Work Party. Activities include maintaining and improving paths, cutting and raking hay, coppicing woodland and scrub clearance. Cattle and ponies are also used at low numbers to graze wildflower meadows at appropriate times of the year. We are always looking for volunteers to help us manage the reserves on our work party days, please see our events page for details or call the office on 01874 625708.

We are involved in a Living Landscapes project across Powys called Where the Wild Things Are, which you can get involved with.

You can find out more about where to see Brecknock’s dragonflies here

Find out about the history of the Wildlife Trust in Brecknock

If you’d like to help us protect nature reserves like this then please consider becoming a member of WTSWW