Parc Natur Penglais Local Nature Reserve
Parc Natur Penglais Local Nature Reserve was given the UK-MAB Urban Wildlife Award for Excellence in 1997.
Parc Natur Penglais Local Nature Reserve is the site of a disused quarry, last worked in the 1800's, just outside Aberystwyth. The 12 hectare site has been used for recreational purposes for decades by local people and in 1991 Ceredigion County Council and local residents drew up a conservation plan for the site. The site has been improved to include paths, signs, guided walks, view points, picnic areas and nature trails to allow visitors to enjoy the wildlife of the site.
The woodland is, naturally, home to a range of wildlife with a reputation for fine displays of bluebells in the Spring.
The park is worth a visit at any time of year, however, due to the fantastic views over the town. From the promenade to Penparcau, just about all of the town can be surveyed from the old quarry.
Coast and Countryside Section,
Environmental Services and Housing Department,
Ceredigion County Council,