Where can you see red squirrels?
1. Llyn Parc Mawr Car Park Newborough Forest (SH413671)
Directions – From the A55, follow the A4080 to Newborough village, continue through the village in the direction of Malltraeth. Once the forest is on either side of the roads there is a signposted car park on the right (Wildlife Pool). There are three red squirrel feeders in the car park area. The woodland is owned by the Welsh Government and access is free here.
Red squirrels were reintroduced to the extensive pine forest in 2004-2007.
2. Plas Newydd (National Trust Property) (SH520700)
Directions – From the A55, follow the A4080 for 3km and the property is on the left and is well signposted.
Red squirrels were introduced to the park and gardens in 2008 and are quite widespread if a little elusive. The gardens to the west of the house are the best location to see red squirrels and there are several feeders.
For details of admission price and opening times visit the National Trust Website.
Current membership subscription rates are £10 per person.
3. Treborth Botanical Gardens (SH550712)
Directions – From the A5 in Gwynedd, take the left turn immediatly before the Menai Suspension Bridge. Follow the narrow road past the small industrial units and to the Treborth lodge. The road then passes through broadleaved woodland and there are several car parking bays (free).