Nantporth Nature Reserve

Nantporth Nature Reserve_Chris Wynne

Limestone woodland with a wide range of wildflowers and old quarries adjacent to Menai Strait


On the shore of the Menai Strait outside Bangor
LL57 2BN (northern entrance)

OS Map Reference

SH573725 for northern entrance
SH566720 for southern entrance
A static map of Nantporth

Know before you go

8 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Parking is very limited near the northern end of the reserve on Gorad Rd or Hwfa Rd (LL57 2BN); there is no parking at the southern end

Grazing animals


Walking trails

The Wales Coastal Path passes through the reserve and can be accessed from the northern and southern ends of the reserve.  Paths through the wood are narrow, steep with numerous steps and may be difficult in wet weather. The adjacent shore is not part of the nature reserve; please be aware of tidal conditions if visiting this area.


The Wales Coastal Path runs through the reserve and you cross neighbouring fields before entering the reserve


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Spring/summer for birds and flowers

About the reserve

Nantporth is a situated adjacent to the shore of the Menai Strait and includes areas of coastal limestone woodland. Old quarries within the reserve give a unique atmosphere.  Also of interest is the population of whitebeam trees. 

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)