Nature reserve

A welcome home to nature

Gregynog’s 750 acre grounds are open to everyone, every day. The majority of the estate is within a National Nature Reserve which is one of Wales’ most important areas of ancient parkland and wood pasture habitats. Our Great Wood, lying behind the Hall, is a sight of Special Scientific Interest and one of the few remaining ancient oak and lichen rich woodlands and provides a vital habitat for internationally important lichens as well as insects, wildlife and rare birds such as pied flycatchers and wood warblers.

© Bradley Carr

Miles of marked paths wander through our woodland, and there is plenty for everyone to explore – from the bird hide at the top of Garden House woods to the Lily pond along the main drive, crammed with water lilies and home to a myriad of multicoloured dragonflies.

Head up hill from the Lily pond to the Warren and you might catch a glimpse of a hare in the meadows. Gregynog is also home to six species of bat and provides an important feeding ground for lesser horseshoe bats.


What a country! What peace! What healing air! I am soaking up the Welsh spirit!

— Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin resting at Gregynog from the pressures of office in August 1936

  • Become a Friend

    Since 2019 Gregynog has been run by a charitable Trust. Our vision is to be Wales’ most welcoming home for nature and the arts. We have a huge amount of work to do to restore our Grade 1 listed gardens and repair the Grade 2 star listed hall. Our grounds are open to everyone, every day and we are run a varied programme of events from Fairy and Halloween Trails to classical concerts in our Music Room.

    We urgently need support both from volunteers and donations and every little helps so whatever you can do to support Gregynog please do get in touch.