This peaceful pocket of woodland has been reclaimed by nature after hundreds of years of quarrying. Only parts of the reserve are open to the public.
Our 36 nature reserves are open, helping you maintain a connection with the natural world. Please note that you should always observe social distancing requirements when visiting these sites and follow the Countryside Code. Our bird-hides are now open but must be used in line with the guidelines on display at each reserve. You can contact us in advance for details if you wish. We are at the Osprey lookout Thursdays to Sundays until the end of the season.
Our reserves staff are now working on our reserves and we hope to soon be able to advertise a series of volunteer activities. Please contact your local Reserves Officer to find out more in the meantime.
Spring flowers carpet the floor of this ancient woodland site; its shady canopy providing a peaceful refuge for both wildlife and people.
An ancient oak/ash woodland planted with sycamore, beech and sweet chestnut, Coed y Felin also has a long post-industrial heritage …
See prehistoric-looking dragonflies and insect-eating plants and listen for the bizarre calls of the elusive nightjar.
While away the hours exploring this spectacular patchwork of habitats, each with its own unique character and array of wildlife.
A special opportunity to see ecological succession in action. As you wander this peaceful wetland, try to trace its journey from lake to woodland.
Woodland, streams, wildflowers and ponds – this diverse nature reserve is filled with life and deeply connected to its unique geology.
Overlooking the Menai Strait on one side and with views of Snowdonia on the other, this is a much-loved wild oasis in the heart of Bangor.
A slice of limestone grassland and maritime heath on the western slopes of the famous Great Orme, teeming with butterflies and wildflowers.
Bursting with wildlife, this spectacular upland heather moorland feels truly wild.