Mynydd Illtyd

A great place to walk with grand views of the Brecon Beacons. A good range of dragonflies can be seen at several pools (some may dry up in a hot summer) and along the Camlais stream.

Opening times, entry costs, facilities and directions

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Things to see

Upland grassland with bushes and bracken, lots of space and fresh air.  Look out for Stonechats in the gorse, Buzzards and Kites overhead. Good places for dragonflies are by the Camlais stream where it crosses the minor road west of the Centre, and the Traeth Bach pool further west.

 

Top species

Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly

A rare near threatened.

Flight period is May to September.

Look for the bright orange tenerals.

Image by Paul Ritchie

 

 

Seasonal Highlights

In August and September Traeth Bach can be buzzing with Four-spotted Chasers,  Common Hawker, and Common and Black Darters.

 

Image by Keith Noble.

 

Contact Us

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
Plas y Ffynnon
Cambrian Way
Brecon
LD3 7HP

T: 07973 781 479

Species Flight Periods

These are general species flight periods for the UK. Please be aware that dragonflies tend to emerge later in the north where the climate is cooler.

Mynydd Illtyd