Drostre Wood

Reserve information

The wood is located beside the lane that runs between Llechfaen and Llanfilo. It is on the corner where a short side turn in front of The Gables leads to Upper Drostre Farm and Maesygarn. There are no formal parking facilities and visitors must take care not to obstruct the lane or gateways.
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SO 095 305

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2.5 hectares

The trails are unsuitable for wheelchairs.

  Walking information
The reserve is an open access reserve, you are allowed to visit the reserve on foot for your quiet enjoyment of the wildlife present.There is a waymarked circular trail around the wood along unsurfaced trails. The site can be wet at all times of year. 

Park at the site entrance

Dogs must be on lead

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  Reserve manager
Brecknock Wildlife Trust
Tel: (0874) 625708



Factsheets and guides for your visit

Drostre Wood

Stitchwort in Drostre Wood

Drostre Wood Nature Reserve

Wood AnemoneJuvenile Great Spotted WoodpeckerDrostre Wood is a small mixed deciduous woodland containing oak and birch. Below the canopy of the tallest trees there is a wide range of smaller tree species including aspen, elder, yew, hawthorn, blackthorn and rowan, with shrubs such as holly and honeysuckle.

What to look out for:

Ferns thrive in this damp shady woodlandBirch polyporeThe floor of the wood is dominated by mosses but in areas where this vegetation is less dense, species such as yellow archangel, herb robert, wood-sorrel, and bluebell can be seen. Alongside a small stream that runs across the reserve from west to east just inside the northern boundary, there are wetter areas with a variety of rush species, willows and opposite-leaved golden-saxifrage.


Dead wood, whether as standing trees or rotting on the woodland floor, is a valuable feature. It is a habitat for large numbers of fungi including the birch polypore and scarlet elf cup. It is relied upon by invertebrates, such as the lesser stag beetle, for nesting, hibernation and food.


Species and habitats

Nearby nature reserves

Pen y Waun
0.4 miles - Brecknock Wildlife Trust
Y Byddwn
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5.4 miles - Brecknock Wildlife Trust
Cwm Oergwm
5.5 miles - Brecknock Wildlife Trust

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