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Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve

#3 of 11 things to do in Machynlleth Features Animals
Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Wales
+44 1654 700222
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Great walks through oak woods and wetlands

Managed to find Pied Flycatchers and Redstarts before they migrated to Africa. Walking routes well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
E Paul R
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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We came here last about 35 years ago to see the only Red Kites in the UK, Wow has it changed, Its... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Geoff S
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Wales
+44 1654 700222
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The highlight of the visit was the pond dipping. For £3 you can hire a pond dipping kit and our grandson thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We started on the green woodland trail and near the start you come across a pond, there was lots od...More

Thank ES1211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great afternoon here, despite the weather! Abundance of woodland and estuary bird life. Pied Flycatchers seen so close it was easy to photograph them, even on a phone! Lovely rustic welcome centre with very kind and knowledgeable staff and beautiful cards to buy....More

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had hurt my leg and ankle so we got a different perspective on the reserve than both of us walking around. We arrived early in the day so were able to park near to the centre. There is a short elevated walk with handrail...More

Thank 49Pam
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a wonderful place to watch wildlife . So many different habitats to explore which means lots of different birds to see. An all day visit is recommended to see it all and may the best time of year to visit .

Thank cliff d
Reviewed 19 May 2017

If possible, a place not to be missed. Superb location and wonderful scenery. Vast area which incorporates three walks, something for everyone to choose from according to inclination or level of fitness. Educational. Disabled friendly from the car park/visitors centre to the Hides, approx. one...More

Thank Anne Marie D
Reviewed 15 May 2017

What a beautiful place .Saw so many different birds .So peaceful ,so pretty .Staff very informative and were interested in what birds you had spotted.Lovely sitting areas around the reserve.Everywhere very tidy Informative booklets in most hides which were handy.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Fabulous bird watching and beautiful walks. So I'm told my enthusiastic husband, who walked there all day. I was unfortunately unable to walk, on the day, so sat in the visitors centre all day. Obviously disappointing, but quite a good experience anyway: loads of keen...More

Thank billeharding
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I really looked forward to visiting Ynys Hir and photographing some wildlife, and I planned a walk around all three routes to cover woodland, wetland and salt marsh. After running the gauntlet of attempted emotional blackmail to join the RSPB, I started my walk. The...More

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