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Spinnies, Aberogwen

A coastal lagoon wtih a variety of waders and ducks

The Spinnies, Aberogwen is a mosaic of wetland and woodland adjacent to the Ogwen Estuary and Traeth Lavan on the coastal plain of North Gwynedd. Traeth Lavan is an internationally important area of birds. Although the coastal plain is predominantly agricultural land, the Spinnies, Aberogwen is one of a suite of wetland sites in this area. These sites are important high water roosts/ feeding areas for a range of ducks and waders including greenshank and wigeon. The Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve is a very popular spot for bird-watching with excellent paths give easy access to 2 hides with views over tha lagoons and Menai Straitand. It is famous for its views of kingfisher and little egret.



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Reserve information

2 miles east of Bangor on the Menai Strait
LL57 3YH
Map reference
SH 613 721
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3.24 hectares

Walking information
Accessing the reserve from the car park by walking along the shingle beach is possible but it is uneven, difficult walking and affected by tides. There is a drop-off point at the main entrance for less-abled visitors but please bear in mind that this area is used as a turning area for farm vehicles. Suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs
Car park on minor road off Junction 12 off the A55
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
North Wales Wildlife Trust- Chris Wynne
Tel: 01248 351541


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