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

Situated on the outskirts of town at the far end of Pen Lôn
Menai Bridge
Ynys Môn
LL59 5QL

OS Map Reference

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

Know before you go

Size
2 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Park on roadside

Grazing animals

Ponies, September to March

Walking trails

There are no paths - walking through rough grassland

Access

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

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 L and take the next R onto Penlon. Follow the road to its end, parking at the roadside and climbing over the stile into the reserve.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Summer

About the reserve

Healthy hedgerows
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. 

Contact us

Chris Wynne
Contact number: 01248 351541

Location map