An ancient woodland with the River Ithon flowing by.


By Shaky Bridge, opposite Cefnllys Church
Cefnllys Lane
Llandrindod Wells

OS Map Reference

SO 085 612
A static map of Bailey Einon

Know before you go

5 hectares

Parking information

Shaky Bridge picnic area

Walking trails

A boardwalk takes you into the wood for about quarter of a mile but beyond this it becomes very slippery and steep.


From the Shaky Bridge picnic area, head back the way you came, turning right, the reserve is on the left opposite the church sign.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

All year round

Best time to visit

April to June

About the reserve

There are over forty breeding bird species in this ancient woodland, including pied flycatcher and redstart. Dippers are often found along the river as are grey wagtail with dragonflies and damselflies flitting along the river edge in the summer.

The woodland consists mainly of wet alder and ash over a hazel understory, with lichens, mosses and liverworts supporting a rich beetle community. Yellow archangel, red campion and a stunning bluebell display is well worth a visit in the spring, whilst winter brings the woodcock to the woods.

The woods are home to the Daubenton's bat and otter spraints are often found near Shaky Bridge.

Contact us

Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01597 823298
Contact email:

Environmental designation

Ancient Woodland
Regionally Important Geological Site (RIGS)
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)