Caeau Tan y Bwlch Nature Reserve meadow
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Philip Precey

Caeau Tan y Bwlch Nature Reserve

Traditional field patterns with a range of wildflowers including Greater Butterfly Orchids


2 miles up single-track roads from Clynnog Fawr, initially signposted to Capel Uchaf.
Clynnog Fawr
LL54 5DL

OS Map Reference

A static map of Caeau Tan y Bwlch Nature Reserve

Know before you go

5 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Off-road carpark open year-round

Grazing animals

Cattle - autumn / winter; sheep - autumn / winter; ponies - summer (lower wet fields only)

Walking trails

There are no paths - walk down through the meadows. The wet grassland and woodland further down the hill is very boggy year-round.


The meadows are often either wet or have long grass. No graded paths available.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Late Spring and Summer

About the reserve

Traditional field patterns with a spectacular range of wildflowers, including Greater butterfly orchids. With their clawdd (earth and stone) walls, Caeau Tan y Bwlch are some of the last traditional fields left on the Llŷn Peninsula. Owned by Plantlife, they are now managed thanks to a partnership with North Wales Wildlife Trust.

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)