Wild, Welsh wilderness

Glaslyn is the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust’s biggest nature reserve, an integral part of the Cambrian Mountains. The large expanse of heather moorland, with its associated boggy areas, surround an exposed upland lake. Spectacular views can be enjoyed from the viewpoint.

Best time to visit
Glaslyn can be breath-taking at any time of year, but don’t miss July/August, when the reserve turns purple with the flowering heather. Also look out for the lake’s speciality, quillwort, which often washes up on the lake shore after bad weather.

Why not make a day of it and follow the Glaslyn & Bugeilyn audio trail.

Nearby nature reserves

Bugeilyn
1 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Cors Dyfi
8 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Abercorris
10 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Location
The reserve lies on the minor road between the B4518 near stay little and the A489 at Machynlleth
Aberhosan
Powys
SY20 8RE
Map reference
SN 826 941
Great for...
getting away from it all
stunning views
Best time to visit
Jul - Aug
Get directions
Find out here
Public transport
Plan your journey
Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
230.10 hectares
Status
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Living Landscape schemes
Pumlumon Project
Access
Yes

Areas of path wet & muddy, uneven in places. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
Areas of path wet & muddy, uneven in places
Parking
There is minimal parking at the track entrance. There is another car park by lake but due to the roughness of the track it is recommended to be used only by offroad capable vehicles.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Cattle & sheep
Reserve manager
Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01938 555654
info@montwt.co.uk