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Pisgah Quarry

Small limestone woodland in an old quarry near Llangdlen

A small woodland site with commanding views across the Vale of Llangollen.

Pisgah Quarry is a small and enchanting reserve with a mixture of woodland and limestone grassland.  Of particular interest is the calcareous grassland glade and the fern clad rocks in the ash woodland that have developed since the quarry closed in 1830. The site has commanding views of the River Dee, with Castell Dinas Bran clearly visible in the Vale of Llangollen and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct built by Thomas Telford in 1805, the tallest and longest aqueduct in Britain and now aWorld Heritage site.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland
Species
Hart's-tongue Fern, Male-fern, Yellow Meadow Ant

Nearby nature reserves

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Birch Road Pond
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Craig Sychtyn
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Reserve information

Location
Pleasant View, Froncysyllte, Off the A5, east of Llangollen
Froncysyllte
Wrexham
LL20 7SH
Map reference
SJ 268 411
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
0.81 hectares
Access
Yes

Walking information
Easy walking from car park, steeper terrain on footpath beyond reserve.
Parking
Car park at the end of Pleasant View, 3-4 cars.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
North Wales Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01352 755472
nwwt@wildlifetrustswales.org