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The Dingle (Nant y Pandy) Nature Reserve
The Dingle Local Nature Reserve is a 10 hectare (25 acre) wooded valley rich in wildlife and history. It is bisected by the river Cefni, which comes from the Welsh word "cafn" meaning trough or hollow. The Dingle is a steep sided gorge formed by glacial meltwater during the last ice age. Nant y Pandy - Brook of the Fulling Mill - refers to the old wool processing plant situated upstream. Much of the reserve is ancient woodland which led to it being known as the Dingle as early as the 1830s. Dingle literally means steep wooded valley. The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife including kingfishers, moorhens, woodpeckers, foxes, bats and dragonflies. Much of the ancient woodland is a carpet of bluebells and wood anemones in the spring.
See the Dingle Leaflet for further information.