Y Graig nature reserve

Y Graig nature reserve

An escarpment with a mix of limestone grassland and woodland habitats affording excellent views over the Vale of Clwyd

Location

About 1/2 mile south of Tremeirchion to the east of St. Asaph



Tremeirchion
Denbighshire

OS Map Reference

SJ 083 721
A static map of Y Graig

Know before you go

Size
9 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Parking is available in a lay by at SJ 083 723, near Bueno's Huts, 5 minutes walk from the main entrance

Grazing animals

Yes, the reserve is grazed by Hebridean sheep

Walking trails

A circular walk over steep uneven ground leads to picnic tables affording spectacular views

Access

Uneven paths, steep in places

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Summer for wild flowers, especially rock rose

About the reserve

A limestone hill with breath taking views over the Vale of Clwyd.   Dazzling displays of common rock rose Helianthemum nummulariumm mark the arrival of summer, infusing the landscape with vivid hues of yellow. The site is a small limestone escarpment looking West over the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Much of the reserve comprises a mixture of calcareous grassland, woodland and scrub on steep slopes, interspersed with limestone outcrops. All of which combine to create a rich and visually dramatic haven for wildflowers and butterflies. 

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB)