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Gorse Farm

A pocket-sized reserve with a pond and marshy grassland on the edge of Llandrindod Wells

Gorse Farm is a pocket-sized nature reserve consisting of a balancing pond and adjacent marshy grassland next to some houses on the edge of Llandrindod Wells. The pond margins are silty and dominated by a dense band of bulrush (Typha) and other marginal vegetation, providing good nesting habitat for mallard and moorhen. In summer, dragonflies and damselflies are often seen flitting about, and sometimes reed buntings can be spotted. The marshy grassland is predominantly tussocks of tufted hair grass and this is a damp haven for frogs, toads and newts. Great crested newts are often seen by local people and Llandrindod Lake is not far across the fields on the footpath. Otters forage through the reserve, especially during Spring when they hunt amphibians.

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Reserve information

Location
On Cefnllys Lane, 0.25 miles east of Llandrindod Wells
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 5SH
Map reference
SO 068 611
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
0.50 hectares
Access
A short tarmac path with steps crosses the reserve. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
A short tarmac path with steps crosses the reserve.
Parking
On the roadside
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01597 823298
info@rwtwales.org

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