Eithinog is not only an example of dry neutral grassland but a much cherished open green space in Upper Bangor.

Eithinog is not only an example of dry neutral grassland but a much cherished open green space in Upper Bangor. Important for rare plants, insects and designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its fungal assemblages.

 

Once threatened by development this area was protected by local people over a 15 year campaign before becoming a NWWT reserve in early 2012, the area is a haven for a variety of wildlife in numerous habitats and used by many local people for recreation with outdoor educational possibilities for the nearby schools. The unimproved to semi unimproved dry neutral grassland is managed as a wildflower meadow with a mix of grazing and cutting to bring the fields back to their former glory having suffered a lack of appropriate management during the campaign to stop the development.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland

Nearby nature reserves

Nantporth
1 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
Caeau Pen y Clip
1 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
Spinnies, Aberogwen
3 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Ffordd Eithinog, Near Friars and Cae Top Schools
Bangor
Gwynedd
Map reference
SH562712
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Size
11.00 hectares
Status
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Access
Yes

Walking information
The reserve comprises open fields with wet areas and wooded edges with both public rights of way and other paths. Paths may be muddy or wet at various locations throughout the year with steep rough surfaces on occasion, appropriate footwear is recommended.
Parking
Roadside Parking
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
North Wales Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01248 351541
nwwt@wildlifetrustswales.org

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