Trewalkin Meadow

Reserve information

Turn off the A479 2 miles south of Talgarth onto the narrow lane marked for Trewalkin. Take the first right turn and the reserve is on the right hand side after the property called Glan yr Afon. There are no formal parking facilities and visitors must not obstruct the lane or gateways.
Nearest town: Pengenffordd, Talgarth. Post code LD3 0HA
Map reference
SO 155 309

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0.65 hectares

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 are no trails on site and it can be very wet at all times of year.  

Park in entrance to site (room for one car only but can be muddy) or carefully and considerately on roadside.

Please keep dogs under close control.

  Grazing animals
There may be livestock present on site for short periods at certain times of year and it is best not to enter the site if this is the case. Please do not approach them or feed them.

  Reserve manager
Brecknock Wildlife Trust
Tel: (01874) 625708



Factsheets and guides for your visit

Trewalkin Meadow

Trewalkin MeadowRagged Robin is just one of several uncommon plants to be found here

Trewalkin Meadow Nature Reserve

Trewalkin Meadow is a small, damp, flower-rich meadow at the foot of the Black Mountains between Llangorse and Talgarth. It is how much of Brecknock would have looked 60 years ago, before the habitat was lost due to changes in farming.


What to look out for:

Great burnet thrives in this damp meadowEarly purple orchidThe meadow has interest throughout the year with cuckoo flower in the spring; common spotted and early purple orchids in the early summer; globeflower, betony, ragged robin, great burnet and meadowsweet in mid summer and devil's bit scabious in the early autumn.
The tall trees and high, thick hedges around the site provide valuable feeding and living opportunities for a wide range of insects and birds that rely on the nectar from blossom in spring and summer, and berries and nuts left on uncut hedges in the winter.
Grass-cutting in AugustCuckoo flowerThe flora's diversity is maintained by a late summer hay cut and some grazing if dry enough. This regular cropping reduces the dominance of the meadow's grasses.

Nearby nature reserves

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Y Byddwn
5.4 miles - Brecknock Wildlife Trust
5.6 miles - Brecknock Wildlife Trust
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6.4 miles - Brecknock Wildlife Trust

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