Gloucestershire Group: Llwyn-on Reservoir, Merthyr Tydfil

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9 January 2022 (10:30 - 16:00)

Meeting details

Leaders: Peter Martin & Claire Halpin

In a slight break from tradition, we have moved our Welsh meeting forwards to January instead of making it the last one of the season. We will visit the woodland area to the southwest of the Llwyn-on Reservoir – Cwm Dyry and the Nant Aber-nant. This is the first reservoir along the A470 north of Merthyr Tydfil.

The woodland is primarily coniferous forestry plantation and we will walk along forestry tracks (Didymodon ferrugineus and associates) with ditches, banks with several Sphagnum species, and small streams crossing the tracks. It is also possible to get down to a small section of the reservoir which is edged with some kind of calcareous rock (lots of Tortella).

Meet in the parking area to the south of the reservoir, across the dam, at around SO 00830 11298. It’s a popular dog-walking area, but if this parking area is full, people seem to park along the road verge as well.

Walking boots should be fine, but if you fancy splashing around in the ditches looking at Sphagnum, wellies advised.

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