Gorse Farm is a pocket-size nature reserve consisting of a balancing pond and adjacent marshy grassland next to some houses on the edge of Llandrindod Wells. The pond margins are silty and dominated by a dense band of bulrush (Typha) and other marginal vegetation, providing good nesting habitat for mallard and moorhen. In summer, dragonflies and damselflies are often seen flitting about, and sometimes reed bunting can be spotted. The marshy grassland is predominantly tussocks of tufted hair grass and this is a damp haven for frogs, toads and newts. Great crested newts are often seen round here by local people and Llandrindod Lake is not far across the fields on the footpath.
From Fiveways in Llandrindod Wells, follow Cefn Llys Lane (past County Hall and the primary school) for about a quarter of a mile. The reserve is on the right before the entrance to Gorse Farm housing estate.
NGR: SO 068 611
Bailey Einon is only a couple of miles further on from here.