Species rich limestone grassland and woodland overlooking the Clwydian Range, excellent for a wide range of butterflies

The site has fantastic views of the Clwydian Range AONB and comprises a wonderful mix of limestone grassland and ancient woodland growing out of cliffs and limestone pavement. Over 28 species of butterfly can be seen here including Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Brown Argus and Common blue. The adjoining fields and dry glacial river valleys are excellent places to see wax cap fungi and the rare Moonwort. The woodland is coppiced to create perfect conditions for woodland butterflies, invertebrates and birds.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Woodland
Species
Herb-Paris, Rock-rose, Common Spotted orchid, Brown Argus

Nearby nature reserves

Coed y Felin
4 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
Coed Trellyniau
5 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
Coed Cilygroeslwyd
6 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
3 miles south west of Mold, just north of Maeshafn
Maeshafn
Denbighshire
CH7 5Lt
Map reference
SJ 2002061379
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
8.70 hectares
Access
Yes

Walking information
On public footpaths, steep in places
Parking
Park in Maeshafn village
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Oct-Mar
Reserve manager
North Wales Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01352 755472
nwwt@wildlifetrustswales.org

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