Upland fish haven

Bugeilyn is a stream-fed upland lake supporting good numbers of trout. It is thought that the lake may even contain its own indigenous species of fish, Black-finned Trout (Salmo nigripinnis), which has only been found in one other site, in Ireland. The now rare Water Vole also finds refuge here.

Part of the Pumlumon SSSI, the lake is surrounded by heather moorland, interspersed with areas of bog, habitats which directly link Bugeilyn to nearby Glaslyn Nature Reserve.

Why not make a day of it and follow the Glaslyn & Bugeilyn audio trail. To find out more and download the mp3 files, click here.

Nearby nature reserves

1 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Cors Dyfi
8 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Cwm Clettwr
10 miles - The Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Approximately two miles along a rough track at grid ref SN822923
Map reference
SN 822 923
Great for...
getting away from it all
stunning views
Best time to visit
Jul - Aug
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Opening Times
Open at all times
8.90 hectares
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Living Landscape schemes
Pumlumon Project

Rough track takes you to the western end of the lake. Contact Trust for disabled access information.
Walking information
Rough track takes you to the western end of the lake
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01938 555654