The site is of special interst for its native
woodland and parkland with an abundance of mature trees festooned
with lichens, and decaying wood rich in insects and other
invertebrates. The site also supports acidic grassland which is
host to an abundance of flowering plants, such as bell heather,
heath bedstraw and tormentil. Scrub provides cover for nesting
birds and shelter for insects. The woodland areas are particularly
important for lichens typical of ancient woodland, of which an
exceptional number are found at Cwm Bach, Sychpant. An unusually
high number of different butterfly species are found around the
areas of bracken.
Managing this site
The site is owned by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Authority. 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 is restricted to a public footpath crossing the centre of
the site. For detailed maps and information regarding access visit
our access map via the resource section below.
The site forms part of the North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/
Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro Special Area of Conservation. Cwm Bach
means ‘little valley’ with cwm ‘hollow,small valley’ and bach
‘little’. Sychpant means ‘dry hollow’ with sych ‘dry’ and pant