Girls on Werndryd boardwalk

Silvia Cojocaru

Werndryd Nature Reserve

Silvia Cojocaru

Dragonflies, butterflies and insects love this boggy nature reserve.


Franksbridge Village
opposite Franksbridge Primary School
Llandrindod Wells

OS Map Reference

SO 119 561
A static map of Werndryd

Know before you go

1 hectare

Grazing animals


Walking trails

A boardwalk crosses the wettest areas, but parts of the footpath may still flood in winter and appropriate footwear is required.


There are two entrances, one opposite the school and the other is on the brow of the hill by the junction.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

All year round

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

A tiny reserve that is looked after for it's flowering plants and insect community.  The beautiful ragged robin, devils bit scabious, marsh violet and marsh cinquefoil are some of the plants you'll encounter here along with plenty of scrub.

The ponds and ditches provide important habitat for dragonflies and damselflies as well as palmate and smooth newts.  Butterflies include the orange-tip, ringlet, meadow brown and the common blue.

Hedgerow birds love the scrub and the great tit, dunnock, wren, blue tit and blackbird are all regular visitors.  Common snipe and reed bunting have occassionally been recorded with the tawny and barn owl heard regularly by the villagers.

Contact us

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