Know before you go
Parking informationPark in the layby across the road from the reserve entrance
Grazing animalsCattle are present throughout the year but do not have access to all fields
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.
There are kissing gates at the reserve entrance and between fields that may restrict access
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitSummer 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.