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Landscape & wildlife Please note - A new body, Natural Resources Wales has taken over all functions and services previously carried out by Countryside Council for Wales. While the Natural Resources Wales website continues to be developed, some online services will continue to be provided on this web site.

Coed Nant Menascin

This site comprises an extensive area of semi‑natural woodland situated in a steep‑sided valley. A variety of wet and dry woodland types are present, and together they support a rich assemblage of higher and lower plants. The field layer is extremely rich and supports species such as wood anemone, lady‑fern, false brome, bluebell, yellow archangel, yellow pimpernel, dog's mercury, harts‑tongue, lesser celandine and wood speedwell.

Coed nant Menascin SSSI aerial photo

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Managing this site

The site is owned and managed by the Brecknock Wildlife Trust, the National Trust and various private owners. 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.

Access information

Access is restricted to a number of footpaths crossing the site. For detailed maps and information regarding access visit our access map via the resource section below.

Other information

Part of this site is included in the River Usk/Afon Wysg Special Area of Conservation. Coed is ‘woodland, trees’ (coed); nant is ‘valley, stream’. The final element is difficult. RJ Thomas in Enwau Afonydd a Nentydd Cymru (pp.209-10), suggested ma- ‘place’ and a personal name Hesgyn, or hesgen ‘sedge’or hesgyn, hesgin ‘bucket; sieve’.

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