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Malltraeth Marsh

Lapwing nest-scraping

Malltraeth Marsh covers 273 ha of reedbeds, marshes, wet grassland and small pools/lakes. Bitterns have bred in the past and birds now winter in most years. The RSPB's prime aim for the site is to manage the site to provide suitable habitat for bitterns so that they return to breed and to manage the grassland for breeding lapwings. The reserve is also a great place to see wintering wildfowl. The site is part of the Malltraeth Marsh (Cors Ddyga) Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), which is particularly important for the ditch fauna and flora, and the range of breeding wetland birds. The reserve is situated in the north-east corner of the Malltraeth Marsh SSSI, bounded to the north by the A5 trunk road, to the west by the Afon Cefni and to the east by the rising ground that forms the escarpment running from Pentre Berw to Newborough. There is a small car park and a number of public footpaths allow access across the site.

Where is Malltraeth Marsh?

Important note

This site is one of several that due to its size, location and/or conservation sensitivity is not capable of accommodating large numbers of visitors (unless stated).

Where possible, we have indicated the nearest equivalent RSPB nature reserve suitable for visiting. If you require further information, please use the contact details provided.

This does not affect any statutory rights of access under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act or Land Reform (Scotland) Act legislation.

For more information

North Wales Office

Telephone:01248 672850

Uned 14, Llys Castan
Ffordd Y Parc, Parc Menai
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 4FH

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