To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Conwy Sites

View in English

EN

View in Welsh

CY

Wildlife of Hiraethog

Wildlife of Hiraethog

Bee on comfrey

Red Squirrels

In the Hiraethog area, the Clocaenog Forest is one of the few places to see a red squirrel in the UK. Red squirrels are very elusive and spend much of their time in the trees. They build large nests (dreys), often in the forks of tree trunks and can range over wide areas, especially when looking for mates. In an effort to increase the declining numbers of the red squirrel in the UK, the Forestry Commission has been working hard to make the Clocaenog Forest even more attractive for them to live and breed, with great success.

Smaller than their grey cousins, the red squirrel has russet red fur and ear tufts, eating seeds, pine cones, fungi, shoots and fruits of shrubs and trees, and sometimes birds' eggs. They can choose between good and bad nuts by holding them in their paws! They do not hibernate, but instead store funghi in trees to eat over the winter months.

Stay

Type:
Area:
Keyword:

Things to Do

Type:
Area:
Keyword:

Events

Type:
Area:
Keyword:
Date

Eating

Type:
Area:
Keyword:

Stay

Type:
Area:
Keyword:

My Shortlist

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Get ready for your visit to Hiraethog...

Download Our Guide

Plan your trip here