Fronwen Wood by Silvia Cojocaru

Silvia Cojocaru

A semi-natural ancient woodland with some beautiful old trees.

Location

Permission MUST be sought from RWT before visiting this reserve. This is because access is across private property and parking is strictly limited.
A static map of Fronwen Wood

Know before you go

Size
8 hectares

Parking information

Limited parking

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

A circular way-marked trail leads you through the woodland.  Good walking boots are recommended.

Access

Permission MUST be sought from RWT as access to reserve is across private land.

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Access to reserve is across private property and parking is strictly limited, so permission MUST be sought from RWT before visiting.

Best time to visit

April to June

About the reserve

A newly acquired reserve, this beautiful semi-natural ancient woodland is being assessed and monitored and is not currently open to the general public.

Sessile oak and hazel coppice make up the basic structure of the wood with a good mix of ash, birch, willow, crab apple, wych elm and rowan.  There are at least four veteran oaks with some spectacular ancient rowans, one of which has a girth making it nearly a very ancient tree! (Find out more below.)

Left undisturbed from the 1970s up until 2006, the wood has since been managed for the benefit of wildlife.  Birds, flowering plants, lichens, mosses, moths, insect galls and bats all thrive in this woodland.

Contact us

Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01597 823298
Contact email: info@rwtwales.org

What is an Ancient Tree?

This is different for different trees. Read more about what makes a tree ancient, veteran, very ancient and more on the Ancient Tree Forum website.