Y Ddol Uchaf Nature Reserve

Y Ddol Uchaf Nature Reserve

The site of a former tufa and marl quarry which now supports woodland, streams, wild flower grassland and ponds. A great place to watch for amphibians and emerging dragonflies


In the Wheeler Valley near Ysceifiog


OS Map Reference

A static map of Y Ddol Uchaf

Know before you go

4 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Small car park by the main entrance, additional parking 5 minutes walk away in lay by on A541

Grazing animals


Walking trails

Uneven paths through site


An easy gradient pathway to the east side of the reserve, though this can become muddy


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Summer for meadow flowers and emerging dragonflies

About the reserve

This reserve supports woodland and wetland habitats and is home to a variety of interesting wildlife, including great crested newt Triturus cristatus, hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius  and a variety of rare wild plants

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)