Rhiwledyn is a 12 acre reserve situated close to the sea

Part of the Little Orme SSSI, the eastern part of the reserve is dominated by limestone grassland with some exposed limestone cliffs. The western part of the reserve mainly contains blackthorn scrub and unimproved grassland. The Little Orme forms part of a limestone outcrop that extends from Anglesey along the North Wales coast and south to Llangollen. The limestone was formed over 320 million years ago in a shallow tropical sea and contains the fossilised remains of corals and other sea animals. Look out for breeding fulmar on the cliffs, and colourful rock-rose and orchids in late spring.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Coastal, Grassland
Species
Fulmar, Sparrowhawk, Rock-rose, Wild Thyme

Nearby nature reserves

Bryn Pydew
2 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
Gogarth
3 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
Mariandyrys
13 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
2 miles east of Llandudno adjacent to the B5115 Colwyn Bay Road
Llandudno
Conwy
LL30 3AY
Map reference
SH 813 821
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
4.86 hectares
Access
Yes

Walking information
Uneven paths steep in places. Part of North Wales Coastal path.
Parking
Nearest parking is at the layby in Bryn-y-bia Road
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
North Wales Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01248 351541
nwwt@wildlifetrustswales.org

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