HENDY NATURE TRAIL

Courtesy of Mark Johnston

HENDY NATURE TRAIL

About us

We are an active group of volunteers who have helped to create an exciting new nature trail around the perimeter of the former cricket ground in Hendy. The trail takes advantage of our wonderful location on the edge of the Loughour Estuary. It includes an all access path, habitat improvement, information boards about local wildlife and bird life as well as bird screens. The project aims to benefit the whole community and to attract visitors to this important location.

The trail is now open daily 9am-5pm, entrance is free.

Llanedi Community Council owns the land and supports the project. The Community Council is able to support this project thanks to funding secured from Welsh Government’s Landfill Disposal Tax Community Scheme, administered by WCVA.

Did you know????

  • The site supports 4 different habitats and has a selection of exotic trees from all around the world?
  • Some of our visiting birds come all the way from Africa?
  • Our estuary is internationally recognised for its scientific importance?

Where we are

https://goo.gl/maps/fDcmZwYv9MqeUyMQ8

What we do

Walks and Talks

We will be running a series of seasonal walks and talks post Covid. Find out more here or via our Facebook page .

Species Recording and Habitat Management

Our team of Recorders are busy monitoring the wildlife and plant-life on site; whilst our trusty wardens are busy helping to maintain the path and protect the site’s habitats. Species records are published here .

July-December 2020

January-August 2021

What to look out for

Birds

Butterflies

Hendy Nature Trail Species Recording Form

We are keen to record the many species that live on and around the trail. If you see anything interesting, please help us by filling in this form. Please do a form for each species. If you have bulk records, contact us and we can send you a spreadsheet to complete c/o llanedicdo@gmail.com

Junior Rangers

We are developing a Junior Rangers programme for anyone aged 6- 16. 

From bug hunts to bat walks; leaf art to learning how things grow; butterfly spotting to bird watching; the programme will provide fun and educational activities that help children and young people to engage with, understand and care for their environment. To find out more contact us via the details below

Education

We will be developing education material for use by schools. Please request these by email from the Community Development Officer llanedicdo@gmail.com

Family trail

We have a family friendly trail which you can download here. Alternatively you can request a paper copy by emailing llanedicdo@gmail.com

Information

Ecology Report

Gallery

Images courtesy of Mike Harper and Ruth Taylor-Davies

Support Us

We always welcome new volunteers to help us develop the project.

Volunteer roles include wardens, guides, project development and researchers. We also hope to provide work experience alongside any contractors delivering the physical works. Want to know more, download the documents below

If you have some time to spare and would like to help, please contact Ruth Taylor-Davies our Community Development Officer on 07862218066 or email llanedicdo@gmail.com