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Limestone pavement, grassland and woodland with fine views of Penrhyn Bay


2 miles west of Colwyn Bay, on the lane between the village of Bryn Pydew and Llangwstenin Hall
Penrhyn Bay
LL31 9JT

OS Map Reference

A static map of Bryn Pydew

Know before you go

5 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Small layby

Grazing animals


Walking trails

Paths through woodland, steep in places


Some graded public footpaths, but mostly steep and uneven terrain


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Spring and summer

About the reserve

Bryn Pydew is one of the best sites in Wales to see plants of limestone pavement and grassland. The thin soils and rocky outcrops make it unsuitable for agricultural improvement, so in the past it was only used for quarrying limestone for the facades of buildings in nearby Llandudno and some rough grazing. As a result the site has a wide variety of limestone-loving plants.

Contact us

North Wales Wildlife Trust - Rob Booth
Contact number: 01248 351541

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)