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WALK 3 – TRAWSFYNYDD LAKE TO MAENTWROG THROUGH ANCIENT WOODLANDS
MAX HEIGHT: 741FT
LEADER: MATTHEW DAVIES
The Ceunant Llennyrch National Nature Reserve runs from Trawsfynydd Lake to Maentwrog covering broad woodland, the spectacular steep Llennyrch gorge and stunning Afon Prysor waterfall. At one point the river is flanked by 30m cliffs only 10m apart. The woodland has been there since the last ice age and is so deep in parts that it is apparently untouched by humans. The high humidity creates a perfect environment for numerous damp-loving plants, rare lichens, mosses and ferns. Sessile Oaks, Wych Elm and Ash, Small Mammals, wood mouse, otter & vole, the trees are alive with bird song. The Ceunant Llennyrch Oak Woodland is home to both the greater and lesser horseshoe bat, using buildings and caves in the area to roost and raise young. Other bats are brown, long eared, natters, whiskered, pipistrelle and our smallest bat, the Noctule. Where land isn’t grazed there are carpets of Bilberries and Ling and also include the total known British population of rare Prostrate Feather Moss along with Silk Swan Moss and Wedge Flapwort. Ferns are also prolific, including the Royal Fern. A nature lover’s paradise.
MEET AT DRAGON THEATRE: 10:00