Greater butterfly orchid

Greater butterfly orchid_Philip Precey

Maes Hiraddug

Species-rich neutral grassland with an abundance of flora including common spotted orchid, twayblade and spiney restharrow during the summer


North east of Dyserth village, between Rhuddian and Prestatyn


OS Map Reference

A static map of Maes Hiraddug

Know before you go

4 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Public parking is available (passing under a yellow height barrier) SJ062792, just off the A5151, at the east end of the village

Grazing animals

The reserve may be grazed by either belted Galloway cattle or sheep between late summer and early spring

Walking trails

There are two paths through grassland, and a short woodland trail


Access is either along a moderately steep path through woodland from the Prestatyn - Dyserth cycle-way, or through a kissing gate off Pandy Lane SJ060794 - limited parking off the lane


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Late Spring for most plants in flower

About the reserve

The Maes Hiraddug reserve contains an excellent example of the type of wildflower meadow that occurred before modern agricultural land management. This meadow and the one adjacent to the north east together form the Maes Hirradug SSSI

Contact us

North Wales Wildlife Trust - Graham Berry
Contact number: 01248 351541

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Maes Hiraddug nature reserve_Guide and Map