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Coed Cilygroeslwyd

A compact reserve overlooking the Vale of Clwyd

A compact reserve of ancient Yew woodland on limestone pavement overlooking  the Vale of Clwyd

 

The site forms part of the larger Eyarth Woods and Rocks Site of Special Scientific Interest designated in 1972. The site is particularly notable for being one of three sites in Britain for the limestone woundwort and it is the only yew woodland in Clwyd. A great place to visit in Spring to hear the dawn chorus, see stinking hellebore, wild daffodils and morels. In Summer you can find common spotted orchids and limestone woundwort in the small disused limestone quarry grassland. Autumn brings earth star fungi and bright pink spindle berries.

 

Nearby nature reserves

Aberduna
6 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
Coed y Felin
9 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
Coed Trellyniau
9 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
2 miles south west of Ruthin
Ruthin
Denbighshire
LL15 2EG
Map reference
SJ 124 555
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
4.05 hectares
Access
Yes

Walking information
Paths through woodland, steep in places
Parking
Parking can be found in a layby just over the bridge at SJ 127 553, space for two cars. Please take care not to block the nearby gate
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
North Wales Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01352 810469
nwwt@wildlifetrustswales.org

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