Pwll-y-Wrach Nature Reserve

A wonderful ancient woodland close to Talgarth town centre featuring dramatic waterfalls, a network of woodland paths and the “Witches Pool”, its a great place to explore or to just relax surrounded by nature at any time of year.

The sounds of chiff chaffs herald the coming of spring accompanied by the heady aroma from the carpet of bluebells and wild garlic. In early summer the white flowers of sweet woodruff, and the yellows of yellow archangel and cow wheat speckle the woodland floor and pied flycatchers flitter about in the trees above. A stop by the waterfall provides a cool shady spot to escape the summer heat. In the autumn the leaves of the spindle trees turn a vivid red and many different fungi can be found on the woodland floor. Look out for hazelnuts chewed by dormice. In winter the waterfall roars as dippers bob up and down in the River Enig searching for food.

Other Brecknock Wildlife Trust nature reserves nearby: Brechfa Pool - 3 miles north west of Talgarth

Glasbury Cutting - 4 miles north east of Talgarth

Trewalkin Meadow - 2 miles south of Talgarth

The management of these reserves could not be done without regular donations, membership subscriptions and grants that the Brecknock Wildlife Trust relies upon. Please consider supporting the Brecknock Wildlife Trust to enable it to continue working for an environment rich in wildlife for everyone. Brecknock Wildlife Trust, Lion House, Bethel Square, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7AY.


  • Activity - Attraction: The Witches Pool
  • Contact: Brecknock Wildlife Trust
  • Location: 1 mile south east from Talgarth town centre
  • Phone: 01874 625708
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  • Opening Times: All Year - Anytime