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

Size
17 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

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

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

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

Access

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

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

October to February, June to August

About the reserve

It's the very wetness of Llyn Mawr which 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. Visits on warm, sunny summer days can reward you with an abundance of dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies. The lake has a rich variety of plant life, which is why it has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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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)