Limestone woodland with a wide range of wildflowers and old quarries adjacent to Menai Strait

Nantporth is a situated adjacent to the shore of the Menai Strait and includes areas of shoreline with coastal limestone woodland and associated  glades. Old quarries within the reserve give a unique atmosphere. Coastal ash woodland is a rare habitat outside Scotland. Also of interest is the population of Whitebeam trees. 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Coastal, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Eithinog
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
On the Menai Strait, just outside Bangor
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2HQ
Map reference
SH 556 721
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
8.10 hectares
Access
Yes

Walking information
The Wales Coastal Path passes through the reserve and can be accessed from the northern and southern ends of the reserve. Access is possible along the shore; but it is difficult along shingle and rocks, please be aware of the state of the tide. Paths through the wood are narrow, steep with numerous step and may be difficult in wet weather
Parking
No parking near the site
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
North Wales Wildlife Trust- Chris Wynne
Tel: 01248 351541
nwwt@wildlifetrustswales.org

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