Bluebells at Coed Pendugwm copyright Tamasine Stretton

Coed Pendugwm with carpets of bluebells in spring © Tamasine Stretton

We are sorry to announce that Coed Pendugwm car park is currently closed; thick mud on the access track and car park will likely lead to vehicles becoming stuck. We are working on a solution, but in the meantime, it is still possible to access the reserve on foot. Please contact us for further information.

92 fungi/lichens
320 plants
803 insects
90 birds & mammals
Ancient wild wood


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OS Map Reference

A static map of Coed Pendugwm

Know before you go

3 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

CAR PARK CURRENTLY CLOSED - the car park is currently thick with mud meaning that vehicles are highly likely to become stuck. As a consequence we have closed the car park until we can fix the situtation. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Grazing animals


Walking trails

The route is waymarked; the path is uneven and steep in places and crosses the stream twice (may be impassable when in flood).


Contact Trust for disabled access information.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Reserve open at all times, but please note that the car park is currently closed.

Best time to visit

March to June

About the reserve

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.

It is hard to beat a broadleaved woodland in Spring, with the colourful, abundant woodland flowers and melodious bird song filling the air. Coed Pendugwm is a great place to watch Pied Flycatchers, as they busy themselves raising the next generation, above a carpet of bluebells.

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Contact us

Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01938 555654
Contact email:

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)