Dingle Local Nature Reserve

Red -squirrel -dingle -500The Dingle Local Nature Reserve is a 10 hectare (25 acre) wooded valley rich in wildlife and history. It is bisected by the river Cefni, which comes from the Welsh word "cafn" meaning trough or hollow.

The Dingle is a steep sided gorge formed by glacial meltwater during the last ice age hence one of its Welsh names Nant y Dilyw - Valley of the Deluge.

Another name for the Dingle is Nant y Pandy - Brook of the Fulling Mill. This refers to the old wool processing plant situated upstream.

Much of the reserve is ancient woodland which led to it being known as the Dingle as early as the 1830s. Dingle literally means steep wooded valley.

The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife including kingfishers, moorhens, woodpeckers, foxes, bats and dragonflies. Much of the ancient woodland is a carpet of bluebells and wood anemones in the spring.

It has been enhanced through community involvement, working in partnership and by grant aid. These enhancements include a wooden boardwalk that winds its way along the Cefni, three new bridges, sculptures, sculpted benches and picnic tables.

The Dingle is managed by the Isle of Anglesey County Council's Countryside Service. For more information please see the council website.

For a list of public toilets on the island, please see Isle of Anglesey County Council - public toilets

A list of the toilets available through the Community Toilet Grant Scheme is also available


Contact details

Environment and Technical Services Directorate
Council Offices
LL77 7TW
Main reception: +44 (0)1248 752428
Fax: +44 (0)1248 752412
Email: planning@anglesey.gov.uk

Other Things to do

  • Active and Outdoors

    'Active and Outdoors'

    'Making the most of the great outdoors is easy on Anglesey, as the great outdoors is something we have plenty of. '

  • Countryside


    'Over 220 square miles of Anglesey’s landscapes are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. '

  • Cycling


    'What better way to experience all the natural beauty that Anglesey has to offer than by bike. '

  • Heritage


    'Pay a visit to Anglesey and you will see that the island is a living history in itself. '

  • Walking


    'Going for a walk on Anglesey is a pleasure in itself.'

Other Attractions

  • Holyhead Breakwater Country Park

    'Holyhead Breakwater Country Park'

    'For an enjoyable day out in Anglesey's beautiful countryside visit the Holyhead Breakwater Country Park. '

  • Landscape Llyn Cefni

    'Landscape Llyn Cefni'

    'The second largest manmade lake on Anglesey, Llyn Cefni is located fairly centrally on the island, roughly one mile to the north of the town of Llangefni. '

  • Landscape Newborough Forest and Warren

    'Landscape Newborough Forest and Warren'

    'Newborough Warren is an extensive sand dune system and includes the most southerly part of Anglesey at Abermenai Point.'

  • Llangefni


    'Llangefni is Anglesey’s county town and principal administrative centre. It is also a major cultural centre.'