Information on Ceredigion Nature Reserves

We currently manage these reserves with one member of staff and a group of enthusiastic volunteers.

Without volunteers and people becoming members of the Trust we would be unable to do this vital work in Ceredigion.

The reserves vary hugely from islands to woodlands, Ceredigion offers a delightful variety.

If you are thinking of taking your dog along with you to a nature reserve, please read and conform to our guidelines for dog walking on nature reserves.

This will help us to keep the nature reserves a safe place for wildlife and people.

Emperor moths by Zorba the Greek shared under Creative Commons licence

Allt Crug Garn between Pennant and Cilcennen, Ceredigion

Grid References: O.S. Explorer map 199 Lampeter. Main entrance; SN517617, Site centre; SN518617 Status: None Tenure: Leased from the Forestry Commission in …

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Great Spotted Woodpecker Bob Coyle

Allt Pencnwc, Ystrad Aeron, Ceredigion

This relatively long and narrow reserve comprises a steep, ancient semi-natural woodland that drops from improved pasture to the north, …

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Greater Butterfly Orchid by Philip Precey

Caeau Llety Cybi, Llangybi, Ceredigion

The reserve consists of four small herb-rich fields of neutral grassland showing some acidic characteristics. It is likely that the …

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Fulmar by Bob Coyle

Cardigan Island, Gwbert, Ceredigion

An island consisting of maritime cliff and slope and grassland plateau, adjacent to northern shore of estuary of river Teifi. There are good views from …

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Gatekeeper butterfly by Margaret Holland

Coed Maidie B. Goddard, Llechryd, Ceredigion

This relatively large reserve is a mosaic of woodland and grassland with wide, wooded gulleys. Part of the woodland is …

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Treecreeper Bob Coyle

Coed Penglanowen, Nanteos, Ceredigion

Mixed estate planted woodland. The woodland canopy is varied, including species such as Ash, Beech, Sessile Oak, Holly, Sycamore, Wych …

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wood anenome L Maiden

Coed Simdde Lwyd, Rheidol Valley, Ceredigion

Ancient upland oak woodland. The reserve is a Sessile Oak wood on a steep south-facing slope. The canopy is almost …

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Water vole Margaret Holland

Cors Ian, Lledrod, Ceredigion

Valley mire and gorsey hillside. Fen plants and water voles. Cors Ian is an upland valley mire with an interesting mosaic of habitats, hiding a …

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Pied flycatcher by Margaret Holland

Cwm Clettwr, Tre’r-ddôl, Ceredigion

The reserve can be divided into two principal areas, a large area of regenerating heath, and the section of broadleaf …

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Llyn Eiddwen, Bronnant, Ceredigion

Oligotrophic-mesotrophic lake, upland heathland and mire. Natural upland lake, 300 m above sea level.

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white water lily by Amy Lewis

Llyn Fanod, Bronnant, Ceredigion

The lake which extends for 4.5 ha, may be described aptly as a sister to Llyn Eiddwen about 2 km …

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Blackcap by Amy Lewis

Old Warren Hill, Nanteos, Ceredigion

Mixed woodland and stream on slopes of Old Warren Hill Iron Age hillfort.

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Pant Da, Rheidol Valley, Ceredigion

Upland Oak woodland and planted Beech.

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Penderi Cliffs by Em Foot

Penderi Cliffs, Between Llanrhystud and Monk’s Cave, Ceredigion

Maritime cliff and slope, upland Oak woodland and lowland heathland.

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Common Butterwort

Rhos Fullbrook, Near Cors Caron, Ceredigion

The reserve comprises an area of flower-rich unimproved grassland including numerous flushes which are slightly base rich.

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Snipe by Margaret Holland

Rhos Glandenys, Cross Inn, Ceredigion

Rhos Glandenys can be divided into 3 compartments of wet, species-rich grassland with a mosaic of communities associated with the varying wetness of the land …

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Banded demoiselle Calopteryx splendens David Martin

Rhos Glyn-yr-Helyg Gorsgoch, Ceredigion

Unimproved sedge-rich pasture, flower rich grassland with a wide range of invertebrates.

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Devil's bit scabious L Maiden

Rhos Pil-Bach a Pennar Fawr, Plwmp, Ceredigion

Rhos Pil Bach is made up of five pasture fields enclosed by ancient banks and hedgerows. The two north-eastern fields …

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