The SPA of Mynydd Cilan, Trwyn y Wylfa ac
Ynysoedd Sant Tudwal is located on the southern coast of the Lleyn
Peninsula in North Wales. The SPA is a 10 km stretch of seacliffs
from the western end of Porth Neigwl in the east to Penrhyn Du and
the Tudwal islands in the west. Cliff-top habitats including
unimproved pasture, maritime grassland, semi-improved grassland,
arable farmland, and coastal and maritime heath are incorporated
into the SPA because they provide vital foraging habitat for the
resident population of chough nesting along the rocky coast.
‘Cloddiau’ or field banks and dung from grazing stock provide
perfect conditions for the insects that chough feed upon. Insects
of the shore’s strandline are also an important food source.
Summary Map of the site showing the legal
Large Scale Designation Maps showing the legal boundary
of European Sites Entry
The RES entry lists the species
for which the site is considered to qualify under the criteria in
the 2009 Wild Birds Directive.
Special Protection Areas in Wales and the Natura 2000
Official Maps docs and Citations
CCWs interactive map of
The conservation objectives are provided as part of a Core
Management Plan which also includes the results of monitoring and
advice on any action required.
Summary map showing locations of large-scale
management unit maps, which makes it easier for everyone to
understand what management is needed in different parts of the
Large Scale Management Unit Maps
Map 1 of
Units 1-6, 9-15, 20-25, 27-30, 32, 40, 41, 44, 45
Map 2 of
Units 23-34, 36-38, 43, 45
Map 3 of
Units 6, 7, 9-32, 40, 43, 45
Many designated sites are on private land: the
listing of a site in these pages does not imply any right of public
access. For more information about access please refer to our
interactive access maps.
This is a link to the official CCW interactive access map