Predominantly farmland with some semi-natural ancient woodland and the River Clydach, and its tributaries. The Bryncoch Farm SINC is a large mosaic of habitats situated immediately north of the village of Bryncoch containing semi-natural ancient woodland, lowland meadows and marshy grassland. A grassland area is being managed as part of NPT Bee Friendly. Part of this ward is in a BLine.
The farmland provides habitat for Barn owls. The mix of upland habitats can support mammals such as Brown hare, Hedgehog and Badger. The river and its tributaries are important sites for Otter, Dipper and foraging bats.
- Encourage the schools to take action for nature e.g. NPT Bee Friendly areas, bird boxes, wildlife gardening
- Invasive non-native plant species are an issue in this ward. Arranging balsam bashes or raising awareness of how to balsam bash (it’s very easy!) is a good way of helping to tackle the issue.
- Encourage landowners to manage land sensitively to nature. Some may wish to join the local Meadows Group, contact the team to find out more.