Trefnant Nature Reserve, Ffordd Pen y Maes, Trefnant, Denbighshire, LL16 4YL (By Appointment)

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4 hectares

No toilet facilities available

By appointment only

Access
Trefnant Nature Reserve lies north of Denbigh in Flintshire. There are no managed footpaths through the site.  Access is through rough grassland and there are steep inclines on the site.  The site entrance and pond access points are gated and locked. 

Habitat 
Rough grassland, 7 ponds, stream, hedgerows, young secondary oak woodland.

Notable species

  • Mammals: Badger, Common and Soprano Pipistrelle Bats, Field Vole
  • Amphibians: Great Crested Newt, Common Toad, Common Frog, Smooth Newt, Palmate Newt
  • Birds: Barn owl, Willow warbler, Sparrowhawk 

Special Features
An old railway line runs along western boundary of the Reserve and a stream along the southern boundary.

Management 
The site is grazed to maintain the grassland structure and wild flower assemblages.  Wild Ground also conduct pond management, removing invasive species to keep areas of open water and allow more plants to thrive. We monitor the ponds for newts and other amphibians, and have also conducted butterfly, dragonfly and reptile surveys on the site. 

A site for great  crested newts