The Dingle (Nant y Pandy) Nature Reserve, Llangefni

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The Dingle is a nature reserve found just to the north of Llangefni, Anglesey, north Wales. Dingle is a common placename in the English language, which means "steep wooded valley", which describes it well. However, like many similar English names for natural attractions in Wales, e.g. Fairy Glen, the English name is recent and probably coined as tourism developed. The original Welsh name, still used by locals, is Nant y Pandy, as there used to be a wool processing plant in the valley. The park is naturally divided into two parts, the wooded southern half and the northern half which is in a clearing. The main entrance is by St Cyngar’s Church where there is a car park.The reserve is 25acre in area and is bisected by the Afon Cefni . It was formed by glaciers during the last ice age as they eroded the soft rock of the area. It gained its current name in the 1830s and was designated as a Local Nature reserve in 1995, although there has been a blanket tree preservation order in place since 1971. In 2003 the reserve was granted £122,000 for major improvements including better disabled access, boardwalks and tree sculptures. It was awarded the UK MAB Urban Wildlife Award For Excellence in 2004 thanks to this work. The new boardwalks mean visitors can make their way all the way north to Llyn Cefni, travelling parallel to the disused tracks of the Anglesey Central Railway.
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  • I've been coming to Llangefni for some time to eat and go to the Kyffin Williams gallery, so was never in the car park that (somewhat mysteriously) leads to The Dingle. This year I was and what a fasc...  more »
  • 'The Dingle', as it's known locally is the go to place for druggies. If you're lucky you can have a nice walk without seeing drug addicts and/or discarded drug paraphernalia. The further you walk the ...  more »
  • Stopped off here for a walk round with my wife and 2 year old daughter, was a lovely little visit. Totally unassuming place from the outside, could have easily bypassed it if we didn't know if was the...  more »
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  • One of the gems of central Anglesey. Lovely walk through woodland along the Cefni river.
  • Just had a lovely walk after a gorgeous meal at The Bull Llangefni well worth a visit to both :)
  • Great place to go walking, dogs loved it and lots of places to walk and beautiful nature to see
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