Llanymynech Rocks

View of Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve and landscape beyond

Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve  - a view in spring © MWT

spotted orchids at Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve

Orchids at Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve © MWT

Grizzled Skippers mating at Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve

A pair of Grizzled Skipper butterflies at Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve © MWT

Autumn fungus at Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve

Autumn fungus at Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve © MWT/Tammy Stretton

92 fungi/lichens
416 vascular plants
33 butterflies
46 birds
Man-made treasure


Between Llanymynech and Pant
SY22 6HD

OS Map Reference

A static map of Llanymynech Rocks

Know before you go

12 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Park in the Shropshire Wildlife Trust car park off Underhill Lane

Grazing animals


Walking trails

Very uneven, hilly terrain


Very uneven terrain. Contact the Trust for disabled access information


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

Straddling the border between England and Wales, the reserve lies at the southern end of the carboniferous limestone outcrop that stretches from Anglesey and the Great Orme at Llandudno. From the early 19th century until the end of the First World War, the site was a busy limestone quarry; since then peace has returned and nature has crept in to steal it back for herself.

Llanymynech Rocks is spectacular at any time of the year, but Spring and Summer is the most colourful and full of life! Cowslips and Early Purple Orchids provide a colourful Spring backdrop for Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Dingy & Grizzled Skipper butterflies. As temperatures rise, a great diversity of flowers abound, with carpets of Common Rock-Rose and Common Spotted Orchids. By August, look out for the large orange butterlies, the Dark Green & Silver-washed Fritillaries. Whatever the season, a clear day rewards you with outstanding views across England and Wales.

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Contact us

Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01938 555654
Contact email: info@montwt.co.uk

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)