Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
An area of upland dominated by large areas of heather, interspersed with areas of bracken and acid grassland.
Cnwch Bank is part of Beacon Hill with much of the land owned by the Crown Estate. Radnorshire Wildlife Trust now owns 82ha (197acres) known as Cnwch Bank. The pool on Pool Hill and the River Lugg are notified Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
Wildlife of Interest
This area of upland is dominated by large areas of Heather, interspersed with areas of Bracken and acid grassland.
Wet flushes on the moorland support species such as Water Purslane, Sphagnum Moss, Lesser Twayblade Listera cordata, Pillwort Pilularia globulifera, the insectivorous Lesser Bladderwort Urtricularia minor, Bog Pondweed Potomogeton polygonifoloius, Spike Rush Eleocharis sp. and Orange Foxtail Alopercurus aequalis. Also recorded is a rare freshwater alga Monstroma sp. and Moonwort Botrychium lunaria which was discovered on a verge as you enter the reserve.
High up on this windswept moorland, breeding birds include Meadow Pipit, Stonechat, Merlin, Red Grouse, Linnet, Peregrine and Raven. Hen Harrier and Red Kite are known to visit.