East Glamorgan Reserves

Our east Glamorgan reserves have a rich and diverse range of habitats from coastal to woodland. We manage these reserves with staff and volunteers, without whom this work would not be possible. Our work in this area is mostly funded by our members and grants.

From lapwings to liverworts, great crested newts to great spotted woodpeckers, these reserves are special places to visit all year round.

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.

Coed Garnllwyd anemones

Coed Garnllwyd – Llancarfan

Coed Garnllwyd anemones Grid References O.S. Explorer map 151 Cardiff & Bridgend. Main entrance point: ST057711, Site centre: ST058712 Status …

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Grey Heron by Harry Hog

Coed Llwyn Rhyddid – Hensol

Grid References Main entrance: ST041778, Car parking: ST043778 Tenure Freehold purchased February 1990. Size 4.9 ha (12.1 acres). A downloadable …

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Pied flycatcher by Margaret Holland

Coed y Bedw – Pentyrch

Grid References O.S. Explorer map 151 Cardiff & Bridgend. Site centre: ST111827 Tenure Leased from the Forestry Commission since 1968, …

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Nuthatch seen at Llanerch Alder Carr by Steve Waterhouse

Coed y Bwl – Castle Upon Alun

Grid References O.S. Explorer map 151 Cardiff and Bridgend. Main entrance: SS909749, Site centre: SS909751 Status The site is a notified SSSI. Coed y Bwl …

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Yellowhammer in Gorse by Harry Hogg

Cwm Colhuw – Llantwit Major

Grid References O.S. Explorer map 151. Main entrance: SS960674 Cwm Colhuw by Vaughn Matthews Status The site is partly designated …

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Devil's bit scabious L Maiden

Lavernock Point – Penarth

Grid References O.S. Explorer map 151. Main entrance: ST181681 Site centre: ST182682 Lavernock Status Lavernock Point SSSI forms two thirds …

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Bee orchid

Parc Slip Nature Reserve – Bridgend

Parc Slip meadows L Maiden   Description: A restored opencast site consisting of grassland, woodland, wetlands, including lakes with bird …

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Pwll Waun Cynon – Mountain Ash

Pwll Waun Cynon by Chris Lawrence Grid References O.S. Explorer map 166 Rhondda and Merthyr Tydfil. Main entrance: ST035998 Site centre: ST034997 Tenure Lord Aberdare …

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Taf Fechan Gorge by Carys Solman

Taf Fechan – Merthyr Tydfil

Taf Fechan Nature Reserve by Chris Lawrence Please note: The path on the East bank of the river, from the …

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Y Gweira

Grid References O.S. Explorer map 151 Cardiff and Bridgend. Main entrance: ST051850, Site centre: ST052849 Status The site is part …

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Bluebells Vaughn Matthews

Brynna Woods and Llanharan Marsh

Brynna woods and Llanharran Marsh comprises of 38ha of secondary, and some ancient, semi-natural woodland, scrub, marshy grassland, dry grassland …

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