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One of the largest remaining woodland blocks in western Wales, the Pengelli Forest is an area of Sessile Oak and Birch woodland with Alder and Ash with a range of birds typical of a Welsh woodland.

The area is managed for the benefit of the breeding birds with an extensive nest-box programme.


Notable Species

Common Kestrel, Eurasian Sparrowhawk and Common Buzzard are common and easily seen although Tawny Owl may be harder to find. Green Woodpecker and Great Spotted Woodpecker also breed as well as Eurasian Nuthatch, Common Treecreeper and various members of the tit family. Warblers include Garden Warbler, Wood Warbler and Willow Warbler with Blackcap and Common Chiffchaff common. Both Spotted Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher breed along with Common Redstart and Goldcrest.

Winter sees the arrival of Woodcock, Fieldfare, Redwing and Brambling with Grey Wagtail and Common Dipper along the streams.


Birds you can see here include:

Mallard, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Common Pheasant, Eurasian Woodcock, Stock Dove, Common Woodpigeon, Common Cuckoo, Tawny Owl, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Common Dipper, Common Wren, Dunnock, Eurasian Robin, Common Redstart, Eurasian Blackbird, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Wood Warbler, Common Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Spotted Flycatcher, European Pied Flycatcher, Long-tailed Tit, Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Nuthatch, Common Treecreeper, Common Jay, Common Magpie, Eurasian Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Northern Raven, Common Starling, Chaffinch, Brambling, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch, Eurasian Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Common Bullfinch, Yellowhammer

Other Wildlife

Mammals present in these woods include Badger Meles meles, Polecat Mustelus putorius and Hazel Dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius.

There is a rich ground flora in parts of the woodland with Golden Saxifrage, Early Dog-violet, Moschatel and Common Cow-wheat.

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Pengelli Forest can be reached from the A487 Cardigan to Fishguard road, turning off just east of Felindre Farchog onto a minor road. Continue acroos the ford until the entrance gate is reached and from here a series of footpaths enables visitors to explore the woods.

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Content and images originally posted by Steve