Eithinog Nature Reserve

Eithinog Nature Reserve

Eithinog

A haven of wildflower rich grassland and mature hedgerows and a much cherished open green space in Upper Bangor.

Location

Just off Eithinog Road
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2GZ

OS Map Reference

SH 563713
A static map of Eithinog

Know before you go

Size
11 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Park in the layby across the road from the reserve entrance

Grazing animals

Cattle are present throughout the year but do not have access to all fields

Walking trails

The reserve comprises open fields with wet areas and wooded edges with both public rights of way and other paths. Paths may be muddy or wet at various locations throughout the year with steep rough surfaces on occasion, appropriate footwear is recommended.

Access

There are kissing gates at the reserve entrance and between fields that may restrict access

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Summer for wildflowers; early Autumn for grassland fungi

About the reserve

Eithinog is haven of wildflower rich grassland and mature hedgerows and a much cherished open green space in Upper Bangor. Important for rare plants, insects and designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its grassland fungi.   Once threatened by development this area was protected by local people over a 15 year campaign before becoming a NWWT reserve in early 2012. The area is used by many local people for recreation and for outdoor education by nearby schools. Grazing belted Galloway cattle are now a familiar sight on the nature reserve.

Contact us

North Wales Wildlife Trust - Chris Wynne
Contact number: 01248 351541

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)