Gwenffrwd Reserve, Dyfed

Acquisition of 334 acres of oak woodland and hill land adjoining RSPB's existing Gwenffrwd reserve, which compises 1,100-acres of upland oak woodland, including low intensity tenanted farms in moorland in north-east Carmarthenshire, mid-Wales. The wildlife of note on display during Spring are pied flycatchers, wood warblers and redstarts in the wood, with dippers in the river valleys. Green hairstreak butterflies can be seen on the moorland. In summer spotted flycatchers can be seen around farm buildings. Butterworts and sundews can be seen in boggy areas with silver washed fritillary butterflies in woodland. A long footpath will take visitors through all habitats and require 4 to 5 hours to complete. There is a shorter 2 hour trail.

Applicant: 
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Location: 
Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery, Dyfed, SA20 0PG
Region: 
Wales
Grant awarded: 
£10,000
Year awarded: 
1980