Mariandyrys Nature Reserve

Mariandyrys Nature Reserve

Limestone grassland and heathland with views of Snowdonia and Puffin Island


On a hill overlooking the village of Llangoed
LL58 8PH - general postcode for houses around the reserve

OS Map Reference

A static map of Mariandyrys

Know before you go

11 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Park on the roadside at the reserve entrance (SH603811). Please keep access clear

Grazing animals

Grazing cattle present year round

Walking trails

Uneven paths steep in places. 


Cattle grids and stiles at the reserve entrance may restrict access but otherwise the reserve is an open space with steep paths in places


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit


About the reserve

Mariandyrys offers magnificent views of the mountains of Eryi and Traeth Lavan. At various times, there are blue carpets of spring squill and a beautiful show of the white or pale pink flowers of common spotted orchid; the yellow common rockrose can also be abundant. The abundant wildflowers provide opportunities for butterflies and their caterpillars to feed

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)