Wales

Wales’s meadows are amongst the finest in the UK, each with its own particular character, but all producing a riot of colour each summer and buzzing with life. In its first year the Coronation Meadows project identified a flagship historic meadow in each traditional county of Wales. Three years later nineteen meadows have been restored across the country using seed collected from these historic meadows thanks to partnership working with conservation organisations across the country and funding from Biffa Award and Natural Resources Wales.

Mae dolydd Cymru ymhlith y gorau yn y Deyrnas Unedig, pob un â'i chymeriad arbennig ei hun, ond mae pob un yn cynhyrchu toreth o liwiau bob haf ac yn fwrlwm o fywyd. Yn ei flwyddyn gyntaf fe wnaeth prosiect Dolydd Coroni nodi dôl hanesyddol flaenllaw ym mhob sir draddodiadol yng Nghymru. Dair blynedd yn ddiweddarach ac adferwyd pedair ar bymtheg o ddolydd ledled y wlad gan ddefnyddio hadau a gasglwyd o’r dolydd hanesyddol hyn diolch i weithio mewn partneriaeth â chyrff cadwraeth ledled y wlad a chyllid gan Wobr Biffa a Chyfoeth Naturiol Cymru.

Cefn Rofft, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr

Coronation Meadow

One of the best remaining fragments of flower-rich grassland in this part of Wales

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Old Pulford Brook Meadows, Rossett

Coronation Meadow

One of the best remaining examples of flood-meadow communities and home to the only population of mousetail in Wales 

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Kipper’s Field, Cymau

Coronation Meadow

Home to an abundance of wild flowers such as yellow rattle, red clover, rough hawkbit and common spotted orchid which provide a rich feast for the honey bees kept on the site.

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The Parish Field, Cowbridge

Coronation Meadow

From April to September visitors to the meadow are treated to a succession of floral displays; firstly several thousand cowslips, then birds foot trefoil and germander speedwell, then lady's bedstraw, knapweed and lastly, devils-bit scabious.

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Hafod Wennol, Pontardawe

Coronation Meadow

"Hafod Wennol epitomises how farming can enhance the conservation interest of an area, carved out centuries ago from the surrounding upland common"

- Julian Woodman, National Resources Wales

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Berthlwyd, Pontneddfechan

Coronation Meadow

"The meadows are archetypal flower rich hay meadows – and never cease to amaze me when in full bloom – in their beauty and diversity".

- Joe Daggett, National Trust

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Plas Newydd, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Coronation Meadow

"The meadows are often alive with butterflies, burnet moths and bees and are also important for birds, providing both feed and nesting sites for species such as the skylark."

- Helen Buckingham, National Trust nature conservation advisor.

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Ty Brith Meadows, Four Crosses

Coronation Meadow

"A pocket full of flowers"

- Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

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Mountain Meadows, Clarbeston Road

Coronation Meadow

Prized for its rare wild flowers (including orchids) and butterflies.

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Caeau Penglaneinon, Rhayader

Coronation Meadow

Its name means "fields on top of the river bank".

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Cae Blaen-dyffryn, Lampeter

Coronation Meadow

"A wonderful meadow with a breathtaking display of butterfly orchids"

- Dr Trevor Dines, Conservation Manager, Plantlife Cymru

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New Grove & New Grove Farm Meadows, Monmouth

Coronation Meadow

"A beautiful species-rich meadow with a glorious view of the Brecon Beacons."

- Rebecca Price, Gwent Wildlife Trust

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Bryncarnau, Aberdare

Coronation Meadow

"One of the few meadows that has ‘got better’ since the early 1990’s"

- Julian Woodman, Natural Resources Wales

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Caeau Tan y Bwlch, Caernarfon

Coronation Meadow

"My fondest memories are of warm summer evenings there, sitting quietly and breathing in the scent of the orchids while relishing the setting sun over Caernarfon Bay."

- Dr Trevor Dines, Plantlife

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Mosshill, Penmachno

Coronation Meadow

"The sheer abundance of Devil’s-bit scabious in the late summer is breathtaking."

- Sarah Mellor, National Trust

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Winllan, Talsarn

Coronation Meadow

"There is a bewildering mix of Southern Marsh Orchid, Northern Marsh Orchid, Heath Spotted Orchid, Common Spotted Orchid and their hybrids.” 

- Arthur Chater, County Recorder.

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Plas y Berllan, Aberporth

Recipient Meadow
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Cae Tri-cornel, Lampeter

Recipient Meadow
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Church Meadows, Coelbren

Recipient Meadow
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St Fagans Orchard

Recipient Meadow
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Castle Meadow, Camrose Farm, Haverfordwest

Recipient Meadow
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Tyddyn Afon, Glan Conwy

Recipient Meadow

Nestled on a slope next to the river, two pastures have not been ploughed or re-seeded since the war...

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Llwyn Isaf, Clynnog Fawr

Recipient Meadow
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Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

Recipient Meadow
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Glasfryn, Dwyran

Recipient Meadow
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Rhianfa, Dwyran

Recipient Meadow
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Wyeswood Common, Trellech

Recipient Meadow
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Henbant Bach, Clynnog Fawr

Recipient Meadow

Recipient meadow of Caeau Tan y Bwlch, Gwynedd's Coronation Meadow.

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Peoples Meadows in South Glamorgan

Peoples Meadow

Suggested by members of the public as their favourite places to see meadow wild flowers.

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Peoples Meadows in Carmarthenshire

Peoples Meadow

Suggested by members of the public as their favourite places to see meadow wild flowers.

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Peoples Meadows in Pembrokeshire

Peoples Meadow

Suggested by members of the public as their favourite places to see meadow wild flowers.

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Peoples Meadows in Montgomeryshire

Peoples Meadow

Suggested by members of the public as their favourite places to see meadow wild flowers.

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