Stryt Las Park

Stryt Las Park is an important habitat for the Great Crested Newt, lying between Rhos and Johnstown this area of grassland, woodland and ponds provides an excellent home for amphibians. Frogs, Toads, Smooth newts and Palmate newts are all found in the park, but it is the Great crested newts that make the site so special. Great crested newts are rare across their home of Northern Europe, but the low lying areas around Wrexham are a stronghold for these amphibians. Measuring up to six inches in length, the males grow a spectacular crest to attract females during the breeding season. The females lay their eggs in the ponds in April and May, the young living in the water before emerging onto the land in August. Stryt Las Park along with Bonc yr Hafod is part of the Johnstown Special Area of Conservation due to its Great crested Newts, and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

With surfaced pathways around the park, Stryt Las is accessible for you to explore, watch the water fowl and look out for the giant newt sculpture.

How To Get There

Situated on the B5605 between Rhos and Johnstown, Stryt Las is only minutes away from the A483 Wrexham bypass and easily reached from Wrexham town centre.

Location Address

Stryt Las Park
Cwm Glas Road
Off Park Street
Johnstown
Wrexham

Opening Times

The park is open all year.

Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Access for disabled
  • School parties
  • Guided walks/talks

Contact

c/o Ty Mawr Country Park
Cae Gwilym Lane
Cefn Mawr
Wrexham

Tel: 01978 822780
Email: countryparks@wrexham.gov.uk

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