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Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve

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Address: Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1654 700222
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Enjoyable winter bird watching visit

A really interesting site with so many habitats and lots of bird hides to get good vantage points. Good paths access around the site. Winter birds a good range, with lots of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
David W
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really interesting site with so many habitats and lots of bird hides to get good vantage points. Good paths access around the site. Winter birds a good range, with lots of visible common birds such as Bull Finch, Chaffinch and probably the best ever view of one Long Tailed Tit which did not seem worried about us being within... More 

Thank David W
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76 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a wonderful time at this reserve. On arriving late one Friday afternoon (15 minutes before closing) we entered the reception to make enquiries about access and opening times. We explained that we were members of the RSPB but that we had left our cards at home and suggested that they look us up on their system to confirm... More 

Thank Zymology
Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We spent several hours at the Reserve, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and obviously passionate about their work. We walked the Saltmarsh and Forest trails, both very well signposted - a truly beautiful spot, just remember your binoculars and camera, we forgot and missed several photo opportunities during our walk

Thank Chappers051053
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Favourite place to be, I visit frequently. Huge reserve, amazingly maintained, staff are knowledgeable, it looks wonderful in any weather in all seasons! This site has been left as wild as possible so you won't find tarmacked paths or heated hides- you're here for the wildlife and there's plenty to be found (not just birds either!) Three trails of over... More 

Thank Ladylutra
Northampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Stunning location , well worth spending some time exploring the different routes watching the varied wildlife. Shame we live so far away but will be back before wo go home next week. Very helpful and friendly staff. Well worth a visit if you're interested in wildlife.

Thank Neil0757
Telford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I visit Ynis Hir at least twice a year and love this place. I have seen redstarts, black caps, reed warblers, willow warblers, kites, heron, green woodpeckers....the list is huge. This is a place to spent time in......patience is needed and a good pair of binoculars. The staff are welcoming and helpful. A great day out for someone who appreciates... More 

Thank Sally L
Ashford, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a very well presented RSPB centre. Set in a beautiful location in mid Wales with various hides and walks. An interesting reception area with guides, drinks and snacks.

Thank shamwo
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Dyfi estuary is teeming with birds and wildlife and here is the place to se some of them. It is RSPB managed and also accessible to the Dyfi Osprey project

Thank Steve J
Ashford, United Kingdom
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406 reviews
235 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

At the end of a lovely lane and overlooking a small lake sits the RSPB office. There is a good, clean toilet block, a small car park and a few picnic tables overlooking the lake. In the bird feed area is a squirrel circus with many of them acrobating on the feeders to raid the food. The staff here are,... More 

Thank Pedroofpobla
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

In a two hour visit got up close and personal with a sedge and a grasshopper warbler! Plenty of paths, bird hides and a variety of bird species to see. Helpful staff to tell you where the interesting birds are

Thank NickJCarey

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