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Mynydd Preseli

The site is of interest for both geological and biological features. The geological feature of this site is the assemblage of landforms that occurs in the area around Carn Meini, where there are large number of rocky crags or tors developed mainly on a volcanic rock known as dolerite. The unenclosed common grazings of Mynydd Preseli, topped by numerous cairns or tors of hard igneous rock, are of special biological interest for their wetland, heathland and grassland vegetation and the many associated rare plants and animals.

Mynydd Preseli SSSI aerial photo

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Managing this site

The site is owned by a number of private individuals. The site is also registered as common land. 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

The site is registered as CROW open access land. For detailed maps and information regarding access visit our access map via the resource section below.

Other information

The site is a Special Area of Conservation. Mynydd Preseli means ‘mountain of Preseli’. Mynydd is ‘mountain’ (mynydd). Preseli is pres ‘thicket’ and the personal name Selyf, Selef (derived from the biblical Latin Salomon) developing (with loss of final –f) as Preseley and Preseli.

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