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Bryn Pydew

Limestone pavement, woodland and grassland with fine views of Penrhyn Bay

Bryn Pydew is one of the best sites in Wales to see plants of limestone pavement and grassland. The thin soils and rocky outcrops make it unsuitable for agricultural improvement, so in the past it was only used for quarrying limestone for the facades of buildings in nearby Llandudno and rough grazing. As a result the site has a wide variety of limestone-loving plants.

Nearby nature reserves

Rhiwledyn
2 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
Gogarth
4 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
Blaen-y-Weirglodd
12 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
2 miles west of Colwyn Bay, on the lane between the village of Pydew and Llangwstenin Hall
Penrhyn Bay
Conwy
LL31 9JT
Map reference
SH 818 798
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
4.86 hectares
Access
Yes

Walking information
Paths through woodland, steep in places
Parking
Car parking alongside the lane
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
North Wales Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01248 351541
nwwt@wildlifetrustswales.org

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