Species rich limestone grassland and woodland overlooking the Clwydian Range, excellent for a wide range of butterflies

Location

Aberduna Nature Reserve is 3 miles south west of Mold. From Mold, follow the A494 and take the left turning to Maeshafn just after passing through Gwernmynydd
Maeshafn
Denbighshire
CH7 5LD

OS Map Reference

SJ205617
A static map of Aberduna

Know before you go

Size
20 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Sometimes available at the Wildlife Trust Office on the right at the first sharp bend; if not, please park in the village of Maeshafn

Grazing animals

Carneddau ponies, cattle or sheep at different times during the year

Walking trails

On public footpaths, steep in places

Access

Rough uneven terrain

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

The site has fantastic views of the Clwydian Range AONB and comprises a wonderful mix of limestone grassland and ancient woodland growing out of cliffs and limestone pavement. Over 28 species of butterfly can be seen here including small pearl-bordered fritillary Boloria selene , brown argus Aricia agestis and common blue Polyommatus icarus. The adjoining fields and dry glacial river valleys are excellent places to see wax cap fungi and the rare moonwort Botrychium lunaria. The woodland is coppiced to create perfect conditions for woodland butterflies, invertebrates and birds.

Contact us

North Wales Wildlife Trust - Graham Berry
Contact number: 01248 351541