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

Pay and display car parks


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