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Coed Pendugwm

Ancient wild wood

Majestic sessile oaks have nurtured this quiet corner of Wales for over 400 years providing leafy cover for plants and animals and creating a 'wild wood' – the likes of which once covered large areas of the country. Although only 3.2ha in size, the reserve is part of Pendugwm Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), designated in recognition of the special trees, plants and animals that live here, including the elusive dormouse.


Best time to visit
It is hard to beat a broadleaved woodland in Spring, with the colourful, abundant woodland flowers and melodious bird song filling the air.


Seasonal checklist

Pied Flycatcher Otter Common Dormouse Fox
Blackcap Dipper Jay Woodcock
Beefly Treecreeper Common Puffball Bullfinch
Wood Anemone Grey Wagtail Candle-snuff fungus  
Bluebell Large Red Damselfly    


Nearby nature reserves

Dyfnant Meadows
6 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Ty Brith
9 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Severn Farm Pond
9 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

1 mile north of Pontrobert towards Llanfihangel
SY22 5JF
Map reference
SJ 103 143
Great for...
spring flowers
spring migrant birds
Best time to visit
Mar - Jun
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Opening Times
Open at all times
3.20 hectares
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Path uneven, steep in places and crosses stream twice. Contact Trust for disabled access information.
Walking information
The route is waymarked; the path is uneven and steep in places and crosses the stream twice (may be impassable when in flood).
Park in the reserve car park down the short track opposite Pendugwm Farm. Access track & car park can be muddy when wet.
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01938 555654