A pocket-sized reserve with a pond and marshy grassland.

Location

Cefnllys Lane
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 5LE

OS Map Reference

SO 068 612
A static map of Gorse Farm

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Parking information

On the roadside

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

A short tarmac path with steps crosses the reserve.

Access

An easy access reserve off Cefnllys Lane.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

All year round

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

Over seventy species of aquatic insects have been recorded at this little reserve, most notably the water beetle Cerycon ustulatus.  A huge variety of mini-beasts include pond skaters, water ladybirds, damselflies, leaf beetle and marsh beetle to name a few.  The rare and legally protected great crested newt hunts amongst the tussocks.

The wet grassland and pond margins are good places to see the colourful ragged robin, as well as the fragrant meadowsweet in high summer.

Please do not enter the pond itself

The water may only be about 2ft (60cm) deep at the pond edge but there is a lot of deep and sticky mud.

Contact us

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