Pensychnant Conservation Centre
Welcome to one of Penmaenmawr’s best kept secrets. Tucked away at the top of the beautiful Sychnant Pass, Pensychnant Conservation Centre and Nature Reserve is a timeless haven where you can peacefully appreciate nature.
Pensychnant was the country home of the Stott family, who made their money through the Lancashire cotton mills. This characterful, Victorian arts and crafts house, built around 1880, lies in the heart of a beautiful 120 acre nature reserve.
Brian Henthorn Stott founded the Pensychnant Foundation in 1989 to protect Synchnant’s heritage and natural beauty. He simply wanted people to value and respect nature and today, his foundation continues to work to record and safeguard the natural beauty of North Wales.
Home to a wonderful plethora of flora and fauna, Pensychnant’s pre-historic landscape was farmed through medieval times, modified by Victorian trend setters and is still actively worked today. Its heathland areas are home to choughs, cuckoos and skylarks and woodland is prime habitat for woodpeckers, redstarts, nuthatches and many more birds.
Explore the Victorian house, which remains largely unchanged, and its gardens which are a wildlife heaven. Purchase home-grown plants, locally made crafts and wildlife art. Pensychnant is also a base for guided walks and wildlife lectures which run throughout the year. We loved our visit to Pensychnant and will certainly be back.
Pensychnant is open all year round between 9 – 6pm (or dusk if earlier), from Wednesday to Sunday apart from Christmas and New Year. The house and exhibitions are open between April and September, Wednesday to Sunday (including Bank Holidays), between 11 – 5pm.
Pensychnant, Conwy LL32 8BJ
For more information visit www.pensychnant.co.uk
There is a small charge for admission. Children must be accompanied by adults. Pensychnant is a dog-free zone. Groups and guided tours are welcome by arrangement.