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Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve

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Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Wales
+44 1654 700222
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Stunning reserve

The best RSPB reserve . Brilliant birding in wonderfully diverse habitats with stunning scenery... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
cliff d
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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May visit

Visited today, beautiful reserve, lovely walks and amazing birds. Not a very good welcome on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
egerton6
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
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Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Wales
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The best RSPB reserve . Brilliant birding in wonderfully diverse habitats with stunning scenery . The place to see wood warblers , redstarts and pied flycatchers .

Thank cliff d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited today, beautiful reserve, lovely walks and amazing birds. Not a very good welcome on arrival at the reception and when we didn’t join rspb felt totally dismissed. Only saw one bird feeder at reception and it was empty !! Only one member of staff...More

Thank egerton6
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this place. very tranquil with some great walks and birding to be had. The hides are well sighted and even though it was a beautiful day and the carpark was pretty full it didn't seem too busy. The shop staff were very friendly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wildlife reserve was well worth a visit for both the experienced and novice bird watcher. The setting was stunning in the early spring with many varieties of birds and wild flowers in evidence. I have 2 criticisms though, hence not 5 stars. The site...More

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have now visited Ynys-Hir twice and although it may not have birds in the numbers that the RSPB's flagship reserve of Minsmere has it does have a magic of its own. With its mix of woodland, marsh, grassland and estuary it is a lovely...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This was my first experience of a RSPB nature reserve - and it made me want to visit more! I was amazed how much we could see as we walked around the reserve following the well-marked footpaths and visiting the hides. Given the time of...More

Thank Nigel T
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Driving up to Machynlleth, we drove through the area of the Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve. Simply stunning natural scenery. Well worth the detour and stopping to enjoy the views.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a few hours walking around the reserve trails and saw a lot of birds. It was very peaceful.

Thank Tim-Limbach
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

To me this is one of the rspbs showcase reserves. The Welsh specialities, wood warbler, Pied flycatcher and Redstarts are all here in the breeding season. The osprey nests near by and can be seen fishing from the reserve. Red kites can be seen and...More

Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Spotted a hobby here! Definitely need waterproof outdoor footware and it's a good walk. No cafe but a drinks machine available. Public toilets clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Karina F
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