A small woodland with a good display of spring flowers.

Location

Near Penybont
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 5SY

OS Map Reference

SO 104 639
A static map of Sideland

Know before you go

Size
2 hectares

Grazing animals

Not at the reserve itself.

Walking trails

The short circular path is often overgrown so be prepared for tall vegetation.

Access

This isn't an easy reserve to find as you have to go across at least three fields not belonging to RWT.  There is often livestock grazing. It's advised to ring the RWT office to ask what the current situation is before heading here.

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

All year round

Best time to visit

April and May

About the reserve

This small broadleaved woodland provides a haven for mammals, birds, wildflowers and insects to thrive.

The wood is made up largely of ash with downy birch, rowan, pedunculate oak and suckering wych elm.  Older trees decay and provide excellent habitat for insects.  Some nationally scarce lichens have also been discovered here.

In spring there is a lovely display of early-purple orchid, bluebells, sanicle and wood anemone.  Of particular importance in the wood are adders-tongue fern, common twayblade and broad-leaved helleborine.

Woodland birds include pied flycatcher, treecreeper, redstart, marsh tit, willow warbler and bullfinch.  Both green and great-spotted woodpeckers breed here with butterflies visiting in the sunnier months.

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Ancient Woodland