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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.

Cefn Blaenau

The site comprises a small upland valley which supports a diverse mosaic of unimproved pasture, 'ffridd' land, wet flushes and small valley mires. The 'ffridd' areas are of importance for birds, particularly nesting whinchat, tree pipit, yellowhammer and linnet. Three species of fritillary butterfly ‑ marsh, small pearl‑bordered and dark green occur at Cefn Blaenau. Another species of particular note found in the wet flushed areas is the nationally uncommon keeled skimmer dragonfly.

Cefn Blaenau SSSI aerial photo

©Infoterra Ltd 2010

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.

Access information

There is no public access to this site.

Other information

Cefn Blaenau means ‘ridge on the uplands’ with cefn ‘ridge’ and blaenau ‘uplands’.




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