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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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lovely reserve

a large reserve with many different habitats ,you need a good couple of hours to walk it all... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John C
Lovely reserve.

A gorgeous reserve, perfect for the little ones to explore and discover wildlife. We did some pond... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Wales
+44 1654 700222
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks 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 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
Reviewed 23 June 2017

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

1  Thank ES1211
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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 18 June 2017

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
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