With its oak woodland and grasslands full of fascinating plants and insects, this reserve offers a peace and tranquillity that belies its location on the edge of Pontnewynydd town.
In spring and summer the meadows dazzle with colour from a mixture of wildflowers scarcely found elsewhere in Gwent. It’s a restful spot for a picnic or a stroll among the flowers.
Once the largest steelworks in Europe, nature is returning to transform this site into an urban oasis full of wildflowers, birds and insects.
Clinging to the slopes of Machen Mountain, this reserve may be small but its broad-leaved woodland, limestone grassland, tumbling streams and pond are home to a wealth of wildlife.
Sandwiched between the River Wye and the A40, this little gem of a grassland reserve provides a much-needed home for nature.
A marshy grassland bursting with wildflowers, butterflies, bees and birds in the summer.
A small but perfectly formed valley mire, full of rare and interesting plants. Encircled by alder and beech trees, this reserve has a wonderful feeling of seclusion and tranquillity.
The tranquil woodland and flower-rich meadow of this reserve is a haven for wildlife and the perfect spot for lazy summer picnics.
This small hay meadow is an oasis of light and colour hidden amongst the dense woodland.
The diversity and colour of the wildflowers in these traditional hay meadows steals the show in spring and summer before giving centre stage to the autumnal hues of fungi.