Cnwch Bank

Heather moorland and bilberry with a small gorge formed by the young River Lugg.


Cnwch Bank
Beacon Hill
Nr Llangunllo

OS Map Reference

SO 179 746 (highest point)
A static map of Cnwch Bank

Know before you go

80 hectares

Grazing animals

Sheep and horses

Walking trails

Cnwch Bank is part of Beacon Hill and is open access land and can be walked freely.  It is a wild and rugged landscape so be prepared for all weathers this high up.


The common can be reached on foot via many rights of way shown on the OS map.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

All year round

Best time to visit

July to October

About the reserve

Beacon Hill is a large area of wild upland common rising to 547m (1800ft) with far reaching views.  Much of the common is owned by The Crown Estate but Radnorshire Wildlife Trust owns Cnwch Bank.

Dense patches of heather and bilberry survive on the higher slopes whilst wet flushes support water purslane, lesser twayblade, pillwort and orange foxtail.

Breeding birds include meadow pipit, stonechat, merlin, red grouse, linnet, peregrine falcon and raven.

There are several pools dotted about the common with Pool Hill and the River Lugg both being notified Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Contact us

Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01597 823298
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