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Coed Crafnant

A fine example of ancient woodland, with a rich flora of mosses, liverworts and ferns, the Coed Crafnant reserve is comprised of two distinct woodlands; Coed Crafnant and Coed Dolbebin

A fine example of an ancient woodland, rich in rare Atlantic bryophytes.  Its primitive flora of mosses, liverworts and ferns actually occupy two distinct woodlands with different histories; Coed Crafnant and Coed Dolbebin. Together they form part of the extensive Rhinog Site of Special Scientific Interest within the Snowdonia National Park. The native oak tree canopy has provided a warm, moist, humid environment for at least 6,000 years. The woods come alive with birdsong in the spring.

Species and habitats

Upland, Woodland
Sessile Oak, Ash, Pied Flycatcher, Wood Warbler, Redstart

Nearby nature reserves

Gwaith Powdwr
6 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
Traeth Glaslyn
6 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
Morfa Bychan & Greenacres
7 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Inland of Llanbedr, up Cwm Bychan
LL45 2PF
Map reference
SH 619 289
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Opening Times
Open at all times
48.50 hectares

Walking information
Steep woodland on hillside with uneven, steep and rocky paths
Dolbebin entrance: parking for two cars in small layby. Coed Crafnant entrance: parking for two cars on the roadside at SH 617 290
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
North Wales Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01248 351541


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