Carmarthenshire stretches from the open uplands in the north to the sweeping coastline of Carmarthen Bay, with a variety of natural habitats that make the county so distinctive. Home to a diverse range of wildlife – or biodiversity – there is somewhere for every nature lover to enjoy, whatever the season. From local nature reserves to sites of international importance, many of these sites are accessible to the public and most have information on site explaining more about the habitat and wildlife you can see there. Here are just a few of the county's special habitats that can be visited. For more information please contact the individual organisations that manage each of the sites.
Many of the habitats shown here have their own action plan in the county's Local Biodiversity Action Plan which covers key habitats and species and aims to maintain and enhance our biodiversity and raise awareness of the importance of our wildlife and the many ways in which it benefits us.
A leaflet can be downloaded here