A directory listing all nature reserves featured on BBC Wales.

  • Abercorris Nature Reserve One of the few areas of old broad-leaved woodland left in the Corris Valley, North West Wales.
  • Abereiddy / Abereiddy Bay Graptolites are among the most common fossils found in Wales, and Abereiddy Bay is particularly famous for them.
  • Allt-yr-yn 10 minutes from the centre of Newport, this nature reserve has ancient woodland, meadows and five ponds ideal for studying pond life.
  • Anglesey Information about Red Squirrels and the Anglesey Red Squirrel Project.
  • Elan Valley BBC Wales Nature guide.
  • Elan Valley A vast reserve with a wealth of walks and wildlife.
  • Eyarth Rocks Owned by the Butterfly Conservation and is home to 32 of the 34 species that still live in North East Wales.
  • Hilbre Island A tidal island in the Dee Estuary. Attracts thousands of oystercatchers in autumn.
  • Hillside Wildlife Corridor 'Green Corridor' linking 14 noted landmarks, historical sites, conservation projects and parks.
  • Howardian A wildlife oasis of woodland, wildflower meadow, ponds and reedbeds in the Penylan area of Cardiff.
  • Ynys Hir An RSPB reserve, made up of salt marshes, wet grassland and woodland.
  • Ynyslas Sand Dunes Wide expanse of sand and flower-rich dunes.

See Also

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