Coed Dyrysiog

Reserve information


Near Soar, Aberbran, Brecon. Nearest postcode LD3 9LS. The reserve adjoins the minor road which runs north-west towards Soar from Aberyscir.  If travelling from Aberyscir, the reserve is on the left opposite Llyn-Llwyd Farm.

Map reference

SN 980 310

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7.3 hectares

No wheelchair access.

  Walking information
The reserve is an open access reserve, you are allowed to visit on foot for quiet enjoyment of the wildlife present.  Please keep to the waymarked circular unsurfaced trail around the wood which starts at its north-eastern corner.  The site can be wet at all times of year.

There are no formal parking facilities apart from 2 small pull-ins along the roadside.


Dogs must be under close control.

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Brecknock Wildlife Trust
Tel: (01874) 625708



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Coed Dyrysiog

Many of the large oaks are covered in mosses and fernsMany of the large oaks are covered in mosses and ferns

Coed Dyrysiog Nature Reserve

Coed Dyrysiog

A beautiful area of ancient woodland and unusually a registered common that slopes down to the banks of the Nant Bran.


This is a lovely place to come for a peaceful woodland walk with just the sound of the Nant Bran below you and the woodland birds above you.

What to look out for:

Look out for early purple orchids in the springCoed Dyrysiog is home to a range of wildflowers. In the early spring the woodland floor is speckled white with the flowers of wood sorrel and wood anemone and the occasional spike of early purple orchids. In the late spring, bluebells give the woodland a blue and purple hue.


Pied flycatchers nest here

The cavities in trees provide roosts for species such as Daubentons and noctule bats. The natural roosts have been supplemented with bat boxes within the woodland, and in the summer, they are used as maternity roosts for whiskered bats. The woodland glades provide ideal insect hunting areas for bats.


Both the great spotted and the rarer lesser spotted woodpecker have been recorded at the reserve. In the damper parts of the wood, woodcock can be seen, although their brown colouring gives them ideal camouflage. They have a long slender beak and, when flushed, a clattering of wings is heard. Summer migrants such as pied flycatchers nest here.

Species and habitats

Nearby nature reserves

Llandefaelog Wood
4.8 miles - Brecknock Wildlife Trust
Cae Eglwys
5.7 miles - Brecknock Wildlife Trust
Daudraeth Illtyd
6.0- miles - Brecknock Wildlife Trust

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