Blaen-y-Weirglodd Nature Reserve

Blaen-y-Weirglodd Nature Reserve

Blaen-y-Weirglodd

Peatbog near Llansannan with areas of Sphagnum and associated plants

Location

2 miles south west of Llansannan


Llansannan
Denbighshire
LL16 5LP

OS Map Reference

SH913633
A static map of Blaen-y-Weirglodd

Know before you go

Size
4 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Parking is available off the roadside: SH911634

Grazing animals

Cattle in Spring & Autumn

Walking trails

Please avoid walking over the bog especially in wet areas. Please keep to the paths. Suitable footwear is needed- wellington boots recommended! The site is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs

Access

Follow the B5382 out of Llansannan, take the first left, B5384 signposted Gwytherin, then the second left turn along a winding lane will lead you toward our reserve

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

A valley mire once common in the uplands of North Wales. Blaen-Y-Weirglodd is a wild and remote site protected for its peat bog habitat once common in the upland valleys of North Wales. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest with a rich variety of bog plants such as sphagnum mosses, round-leaved sundew, bog asphodel, marsh violet, marsh pennywort and bog bean. Snipe are common winter visitors to the reserve and, between late April to July, listen out for grasshopper warbler. Brown hare and stoat are frequently seen at the site and in surrounding fields.

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)