Kingfisher at Forest Farm. Image: Kelvin Dean

Forest Farm

Tucked away near the M4 in north Cardiff is this 150 acre reserve which straddles the River Taff.

Its river banks and woodland habitats are a haven in the suburban wilderness, providing all that herons, kingfishers, sparrowhawks, coal tits, snipes and dragonflies need.

The multitude of species that can be viewed from the on-site hides include the little grebe, little egret, water rail, dipper, nuthatch, greater spotted woodpecker, long tailed tit, whitethroat, buzzard and tree creeper.

Of course many of the more well-known species are birds, but a healthy population of insects also inhabit the reserve.

There's a range of dragonfly and damselfly species as well as many butterflies and moths.


Forest Farm Country Park
Forest Farm Road
CF14 7JH

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