Watery wonderland

It's the very wetness of Llyn Mawr that makes it a special site for lovers of all things aquatic - particularly plants and birds. Visitors are usually rewarded with sightings of duck, waders and a variety of water loving plants. The lake has a rich variety of plant life, which is why it has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Nearby nature reserves

Llandinam Gravels
6 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Pwll Penarth
8 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Dolforwyn Woods
9 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Two miles north-west of Caersws on the lane to Bwlch y Garreg.
SY17 5NE
Map reference
SO 009 971
Great for...
getting away from it all
overwintering birds
Best time to visit
Oct - Feb
Jul - Aug
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Opening Times
Open at all times
17.00 hectares
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Access is limited to one small area of the lakeshore. Short area of boardwalk, other ground can be wet, muddy & uneven. Contact the Trust for disabled access information.
Walking information
Short area of boardwalk, other ground can be wet, muddy & uneven. Style access onto reserve.
Park in the small car park in front of the bungalow on the left of the lane.
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01938 555654