Experience the sights, smells and sounds of a traditionally managed hay meadow
Experience the delights of a traditionally managed hay meadow and wander down an old country lane
The hay meadow on the Welsh Country Walk, known as Cae Trawscoed, has blossomed with an array of wildflowers since we started cutting the hay just once a year in the late 1990s. Like farmers would have done for hundreds, if not thousands of years, we only cut the meadow once the wildflowers have had time to flower and set seed.
So from May through to August you get the chance to see waves of wildflowers including four varieties of orchid as well as many other flowers which have become rare in our countryside – since the 1930s, Britain has lost over 98% of its wildflower-rich meadows.
Keep an eye open for the rich variety of bird, bee and butterfly life here too.
The walk is about 1km long and forms part of a network of footpaths that weave around Waun Las NNR.
Stout footwear is recommended.
The Welsh Country Walk is less than 5 minutes walk away from our Stable Block.
We are a charity that receives financial support from the Welsh Government.
We are extremely thankful to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, and all those who play the National Lottery, for supporting the Botanic Garden’s five-year landscape restoration project.
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