Wet grassland with Willow scrub.

The Werndyd reserve consists of a wet grassland sward with willow scrub. The botanical interest includes marsh cinquefoil, devils-bit scabious, ragged robin, oval sedge, lousewort, marsh violet and common spike-rush. A number of exotic tree species were planted in the 1960s when attempts were made to drain the site. Many of these have now been removed. Birds recorded include barn owl, tawny owl, reed bunting and snipe. Other common farmland and hedgerow birds such as great tits, blue tit, dunnock, blackbird, wren and greenfinch also use the reserve. The addition of nestboxes also allows pied flycatchers to breed here. The ponds and ditches on the site provide an important wildlife habitat for species such as great diving beetle, azure damselflies, black-tailed Skimmer and great crested, palmate and smooth Newts. Butterflies recorded here include orange tip, meadow brown and ringlet.

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Reserve information

Location
Franksbridge village, opposite Franksbridge Primary school
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 5SA
Map reference
SO 119 561
Great for...
birdwatching
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
1.05 hectares
Access
Via kissing gates from the road. A boardwalk crosses the wettest areas, but parts of the footpath may still flood in winter and appropriate footwear is required. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
A boardwalk crosses the wettest areas, but parts of the footpath may still flood in winter and appropriate footwear is required
Parking
Roadside parking
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01597 823298
info@rwtwales.org