image for Walking Route item typeNature Trails at RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve



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Walking Route, £1-£5




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Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 26 Mar Women in the Woods
Sat 15 Apr - Mon 15 May Bee Exhibition by Tereska Shepherd
Sun 16 Apr Easter Eggstravaganza - Chwilfa Pasg!


There are two main circular routes: 1.5 miles and 3 miles. Both are unsuitable for wheelchairs. One route is without stiles and the longer route is rugged.

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board Member

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

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Opening Details

Open all the time

Reserve is open 09.00 - 21.00 (or dusk if earlier).
Visitor Centre is open daily from 09.00 - 17.00 from April to October and 10.00 - 16.00 from November to March (closed Monday's and Tuesday's)


RSPB Members: Free
Non-RSPB members £5 adult, £2.50 child and concessions, £10 family.



Plan route to RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 682958  Lat: 52.54672 Long: -3.94516

By bicycle: (Sustrans cycle route) Route 8

By train: The nearest train station is Machynlleth. Proceed by bus or taxi to the reserve from there. If you are coming by bike, it is possible to get a train to Dyfi Junction and cycle the 2 miles to the reserve.

By bus: There is a regular bus service between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth that stops in Eglwys-fach.

By road: The reserve is situated between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth. Turn off the A487 in the village of Eglwys-fach and proceed for one mile to the car park.

The Reserve is 2 miles from Dovey Junction Railway Station & 6 from Machynlleth.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Dovey Junction station


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

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