A remnant of the ancient woodland of Anglesey
situated on the eastern boundary of Menai Bridge, preserved in a
deep ravine. Most of the wood has a canopy of oak and ash. The site
supports a number of species, especially mosses and ferns,
dependent upon the long history of humid conditions.
Managing this site
The site is privately owned. 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
Public access is limited to a public footpath that crosses the
northern end of the site. For detailed maps and information
regarding access visit our access map via the resource section
The river name Cadnant means ‘strong-flowing’, with reference to
the turbulent (cad) route through the narrow valley (nant).