The site is of special interest for its
unimproved neutral grassland and associated herb-rich acid
grassland. Caeau Penglaneinon consists of a number of upland
meadows containing grassland of a species-rich type now rarely
found in Wales. They are managed using traditional farming
techniques. The site is important for its variety of plants, and
also for the insects, birds and mammals that this plant diversity
helps to support.
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). Penglaneinon means
‘top of the bank of (the river) Einon’ with pen ‘top’ and glan
‘bank’. Einon is a personal name that has been adopted as a