Llyn Mawr Nature Reserve

Llyn Mawr Nature Reserve © MWT

Golden-ringed Dragonfly at Llyn Mawr

Golden-ringed Dragonfly at Llyn Mawr Nature Reserve © MWT

Watery wonderland

Location

Two miles north-west of Caersws on the lane to Bwlch y Garreg
Caersws
Powys
SY17 5NE

OS Map Reference

SO009971
A static map of Llyn Mawr

Know before you go

Maint
17 hectares

Pris mynediad

No

Manylion parcio

Park in the small car park in front of the bungalow on the left of the lane

Anifeiliaid pori

No

Llwybrau cerdded

Short area of boardwalk, other ground can be wet, muddy & uneven. Style access onto reserve.

Mynediad

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.

Dogs

Ar dennyn

When to visit

Amseroedd agor

Open at all times

Amser gorau i ymweld

October to February, June to August

Am dan y warchodfa

The name 'Llyn Mawr' means 'big lake' in Welsh and it's this upland lake which forms the centrepiece of the reserve. The clear, unpolluted water supports a range of aquatic plants, such as Bogbean and Yellow Water-lily and even Quillwort, a rare plant in Montgomeryshire. The large expanse of open water provides the perfect refuge for water birds, such as Tufted Duck and the occasional winter visiting Whooper Swan.

The lake is surrounded by wetlands, supporting a range of bog, marsh and wet woodland communities. Visits on warm, sunny summer days can reward you with an abundance of dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies.

Llyn Mawr is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in recognition of the special lake and bog habitats.

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Contact us

Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Cyswllt ffôn: 01938 555654
Cyswllt e-bost: info@montwt.co.uk

Dynodiad amgylcheddol

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)