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Mawddach Valley - Coed Garth Gell

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Mawddach Valley - Coed Garth Gell is one of the best places for wildlife in the UK.

Top things to do in Spring

  1. Listen to the dawn chorus
  2. Watch out for the elusive lesser spotted woodpecker
  3. See the butterflies like the small pearl-bordered fritillary and green hairstreak

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Search for common lizards along sunny paths
  2. Smell the aromatic bog myrtle bushes
  3. Listen for nightjars on the heath

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. See the fine autumn colours along the Mawddach estuary from the spectacular viewpoint
  2. Watch out for large flocks of redwings and fieldfares feeding on rowans
  3. Search for strange-looking fungi in the woods

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Look out for tit flocks and great spotted woodpeckers
  2. Catch a glimpse of a woodcock as it flies up from the undergrowth
  3. Watch for dippers on fast-flowing streams

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  • Cuckoo-Pint or Lords-and-Ladies
  • Kingcup or Marsh marigold
  • wood sorrel

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