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Caeau Pant-y-Bryn
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Area of Search Carmarthenshire
Coordinates 51°48′49″N 3°56′52″W / 51.81363°N 3.94788°W / 51.81363; -3.94788
Area 8.2 hectares (0.08200 km2; 0.03166 sq mi)
Notification 1990

Caeau Pant-y-Bryn is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Carmarthenshire, Wales.


Caeau Pant-y-Bryn SSSI is located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west of Glanaman, and covers 8.2 hectares (20 acres). Its north-east boundary abuts the Mountain Road from Glanaman to Coed Llandyfan.

The site is a set of five unimproved fields grazed by ponies, of a type once typical in the area, but now rare. The fields sit on Namurian sandstone and quartzite covered in Pleistocene boulder clay. The SSSI citation for Caeau Pant-y-Bryn specifies that the main feature is "a large stand of purple moor-grass (Molinia caerulea) and meadow thistle (Cirsium dissectum) Fen-meadow". A number of sedges and other plants are notable at the site, including:

  • carnation sedge (Carex panicea)
  • tawny sedge (Carex hostiana)
  • flea sedge (Carex pulicaris)
  • compact rush (Juncus conglomeratus)
  • sharp-flowered rush (Juncus acutiflorus)
  • meadow thistle (Cirsium dissectum)
  • whorled caraway
  • devil's-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis)
  • tormentil (Potentilla erecta)
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