image for Nature Reserve item typeCors Dyfi Nature Reserve

Male osprey before return of female

Male osprey before return of female

Nature Reserve, free entry



01938 555654


SY20 8SR

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 25 Oct My Wild Life - Bats
Wed 26 Oct Guided Walk


From water-logged, tidal saltmarsh, through reclaimed grazing land and conifer plantation to current wildlife haven, Cors Dyfi has travelled an interesting journey. Since 1996, when the conifers were removed, work has been carried out to create and improve the natural and man-made habitats and increase the number of breeding species.

This tranquil site has a variety of habitats - open water, swamp, bog, wet woodland, scrub and gorse, all supporting their own mix of flora and fauna. Drains have been cleaned and then blocked to ensure that the site stays wet and this work, along with creation of new ponds, is encouraging a wealth of species, particularly dragonflies and damselflies such as the common darter and the emerald damselfly.

The diversity of plants and flowers provide nectar to butterflies and moths. Look out for two very interesting plants - royal fern which is recolonising, and the aromatic bog myrtle. Reed and ground nesting birds including nightjar are breeding successfully.

A short walk from the parking area passes the first pond to the living willow screen bird watching area. An offshoot of this path leads to a bird watching screen overlooking the other ponds.

We recommend wearing warm, comfortable clothing and footwear during periods of inclement weather.

With the exception of the elevated bird hide, the site is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Facilities include visitor centre with a small shop & basic refreshments; there is a disabled toilet.

Well-behaved dog owners are welcome - remember, your dog doesn't know that it is a nature reserve, so please help us retain this privilege by keeping him on a lead and clearing up any mess.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Opening Details

Open all the time

The reserve is open year round, 24 hours a day
The osprey project is open from April to September, 10am to 6pm.


Free entry

During osprey project opening hours, there is a suggested donation scheme (£2.50 individual, £5 families and £10 season ticket) to help cover the costs of running the project; entry is free at other times.



Plan route to Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 701985  Lat: 52.56876 Long: -3.91803

By Bus:The nearest bus stop (Llyfnant Valley Bridge) is approximately 500m south of the reserve entrance.

By Rail: The nearest rail station is Machynlleth. Visitors are asked not to use Dyfi Junction station as there is no access to the reserve from here

By Car: Cors Dyfi is found at grid reference SN701985, 3.5 miles south west of Machynlleth on the A487 Abersytwyth road just south of Morben Isaf caravan park.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Machynlleth station


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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