Havens for wildlife

The BWT has 18 nature reserves across Brecknock covering a range of habitats e.g. wildflower meadows, old pastures, woodlands, limestone escarpments, quarries and peat bogs. These provide a refuge for creatures such as dormice, butterflies, bats, woodpeckers and moths plus a range of interesting and unusual plants e.g. globeflowers, toothwort and orchids.

Our Nature Reserves

Select the numbered site given in red on the map from the tabulated list below for information on each reserve

1. Pwll-y-Wrach
12. Daudraeth Illtyd*
2. Vicarage Meadows
13. Craig y Rhiwarth
3. Wern Plemys
14. Cae Eglwys
4. Drostre Wood
15. Cwm Claisfer*
5. Trewalkin Meadow
16. Cwm Oergwm*
6. Coed Dyrysiog
17. Cae Pwll y Bo
7. Llandefaelog Wood
18. Pen y Waun
8. Cae Bryntywarch
19. Y Byddwn
9. Glasbury Cutting
20. Allt Rhongyr
10. Darren Fawr
21. Ystradfawr
11. Brechfa Pool*
22. Cae Lynden

*Brechfa Pool, Daudraeth Illtyd, Cwm Claisfer and Cwm Oergwm are no longer BWT Nature Reserves. If you still wish to visit these places then you will have to consult an Ordnance Survey Map to establish if there is open access and/or rights of way.

Open to the public

All the Trust's nature reserves are open to BWT members and the public to visit for free, on foot, to enjoy the rich and diverse wildlife present. Please always follow the Countryside Code when visiting.

Managing the reserves

The BWT carries out a range of management work on the reserves, aided by its Reserves Work Party. Activities include maintaining and improving paths, cutting and raking hay, coppicing woodland and scrub clearance. Cattle and ponies are also used at low numbers to graze wildflower meadows at appropriate times of the year. BWT are always looking for volunteers to help us manage the reserves on our work party days, please see our events page for details or call the office on 01874 625708.