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Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve

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Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Wales
+44 1654 700222
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RSPB owned Ancient Woodland opens to fine estuary views.

Stumbled on the reserve as we travelled around Wales. On a dank dismal grey November day the walk... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Coventry, United Kingdom
Beautiful reserve

Plenty of fine walks, stunning views and amazing wildlife. Managed to see an adder on our way to... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
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Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Wales
+44 1654 700222
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Stumbled on the reserve as we travelled around Wales. On a dank dismal grey November day the walk through the ancient Woodland soon lifted the spirits & then at the edge of the woods it opens up into a series of wetlands leading to a...More

Thank Wellitsmytake
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Plenty of fine walks, stunning views and amazing wildlife. Managed to see an adder on our way to one of the bird hides. Felt mildly uncomfortable by the hard sell trying to get us to join the RSPB.

Thank MDMThomas
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Well worth a visit, to be able to see the variety of bids in one area and talk to the staff who's knowledge lets you know what to look for.

Thank mikex328
Reviewed 22 August 2017

a large reserve with many different habitats ,you need a good couple of hours to walk it all several different hides located around the reserve . lots to do here from serious twitching to pond dipping with the kids.you can get tea here but not...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

A gorgeous reserve, perfect for the little ones to explore and discover wildlife. We did some pond dipping and bird watching, we saw 2 common lizards, grass snakes and slow worms as well as countless bird species. We fed robins and squirrels which was great...More

Thank andyamy9
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We enjoyed our day at Ynys Hir, we saw a Kingfisher hunting on the first hide, watched him for ages, as he caught 5 fish. The we walked the board walk area, very peaceful and enjoyable time watching a nut hatch storing his winter food,...More

Thank offacre
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Visited on a very rainy day which put off most of the birds, never mind the people! Despite this, we still had a lovely walk around the 3 areas, covering around 5km in total. Staff were very informative and marked on the map the paths...More

Thank 19lel68
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely place. A rich diverse environment with so many areas to explore and spend time in. Birds were everywhere and we also saw lizards, horses and insects. Took a long time just wandering down to the boardwalk. Yummy blackberries!

Thank sesherratt
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Managed to find Pied Flycatchers and Redstarts before they migrated to Africa. Walking routes well maintained and detailed map easy to follow.

Thank E Paul R
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We came here last about 35 years ago to see the only Red Kites in the UK, Wow has it changed, Its much larger now very well run. A modern RSPB reserve. We had a wonderful day here but missed the pied flycatchers that had...More

Thank Geoff S
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