Abercorris Nature Reserve

Abercorris Nature Reserve

Abercorris Nature Reserve

Abercorris Nature Reserve

A lovely slice of broadleaf woodland creating a wildlife corridor, joining and contrasting with the large coniferous plantations of this remote valley.

Location

Corris
Gwynedd
SY20 9DB

OS Map Reference

SH749085
OS Explorer Map OL23
A static map of Abercorris

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Park either in the layby on the A487 roadside (SH 748 084) or on the parallel-running back road

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

On public footpath, steep in places

Access

The site forms part of a steep valley, without clearly defined paths other than the public footpath that crosses the reserve. Be wary of the fast-running river. 

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Year round

About the reserve

Oak, ash and hazel trees create a thick leafy canopy in this steep-sided valley, providing shelter for lots of nesting birds and invertebrates.  The River Deri runs through the site, creating a natural corridor and providing the soundtrack to your visit. The moist air around the river creates an environment where mosses and ferns thrive, bringing their bright green colours into the dimly lit forest floor.  The reserve’s habitats contrast nicely with the large area of coniferous woodland that runs throughout this valley: the wider variety of trees and presence of the river provide opportunities for a more diverse range of species to flourish around them.

Directions
Abercorris lies on both sides of the River Deri, just off the A487: approximately mid-way between Dollgellau and Machynlleth. Between Upper (Corris Uchaf) and Lower Corris, park either in the layby on the A487 roadside (SH 748 084) or on the parallel-running back road. From the layby, follow the public footpath signs across the river and into the reserve.

Contact us

Rob Booth
Contact number: 01248 351541

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)

Location map