Entrance stile
Snipe

Snipe © Margaret Holland

Surrounded by agriculture and urban housing, these wildflower-rich fields and mature hedgerows create a haven for wildlife.

Location

Menai Bridge
Ynys Môn
LL59 5QL

OS Map Reference

SH555728
OS Explorer Map 263
A static map of Caeau Pen y Clip

Gwybod cyn i chi fynd

Maint
2 hectares

Pris mynediad

No

Manylion parcio

Park on roadside

Anifeiliaid pori

Ponies, September to March

Llwybrau cerdded

There are no paths - walking through rough grassland

Mynediad

Entry to this site is over two step-over stiles.  Although there are no formal paths, it can otherwise be fairly easily explored. 

Cŵn

Ar dennyn

When to visit

Amseroedd agor

Open at all times

Amser gorau i ymweld

Summer

Am dan y warchodfa

Surrounded by tall, thick vegetation, it’s easy to forget that this reserve is on the edge of town. Oak and ash trees form the backbone of the impressive hedgerows that provide food and shelter to lots of birds, small mammals and invertebrates.  Song thrush and blackbird can be heard singing from perches high up in the trees; flocks of greenfinch and goldfinch fly overhead, calling; and dunnock and bullfinch can be seen feeding amongst the brambles and dog roses. The grassland is studded with flowers during spring and summer, with bright yellow bird’s-foot trefoil amongst the purples of common spotted-orchids and knapweed. Wetter areas are covered in the green spikes of rushes, sprinkled with white tufts of meadowsweet. 

Directions
The fields of Caeau Pen-y-clip adjoin the town of Menai Bridge. Leave the A55 at Junction 8A, taking the A5 towards Menai Bridge and, at the roundabout, the first exit onto Pentraeth Road. Pass Ysgol David Hughes on the Left and take the next Right onto Penlon. Follow the road to its end, parking at the roadside and climbing over the stile into the reserve.

Cysylltwch â ni

Chris Wynne
Cyswllt ffôn: 01248 351541

Location map