The site is of special interest for its
unimproved acid grassland, with associated marshy grassland, acid
bog and swamp vegetation. This is a good example of lowland acid
grassland, showing considerable variation across the site and
supporting a wide variety of plants. A variety of associated
wetland habitats provide additional interest.
Managing this site
The site is under private ownership. The special features of
this SSSI and CCW’s views about site management have been
summarised in a Site Management Statement, addressed to the owners
and managers of the land. The statement can be found in the
resource section below.
There is no public access to this site.
Caeau is the plural of cae ‘field’(caeau). Clochfaen means ‘bell
rock, stone shaped like a bell’ with cloch ‘bell’ and faen from
maen ‘stone’; isaf often occurs in farm and field-names etc. to
distinguish between uchaf ‘upper’ and isaf ‘lower’.