Know before you go
Parking informationEither on the industrial estate itself or by the bridge over the Dwyryd River.
Grazing animalsSheep - all year round.
Tarmac paths through most of site. Some steps and rough sections of path over the heathland.
Suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs (please contact us for the gate code in advance).
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
A fantastic example of a place where wildlife can thrive in a post-industrial setting. Gwaith Powdwr was once the biggest explosives works in Europe. It was donated to the North Wales Wildlife Trust by ICI in 1998 and is now managed as a nature reserve. The reserve offers fabulous views of Snowdonia and the Dwyryd Estuary, and the many paths throughout the site offer excellent access.