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Birdwatching, £1-£5

Aerial view of RSPB Ynys-hir reserve

Aerial view of RSPB Ynys-hir reserve

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In the spring, the ground is carpeted in flowers, The woods are covered in bluebells and birdsong fills the air. You might see flycatchers and redstarts emerging from the nestboxes.

Summer brings wading birds, such as lapwings and redshanks, and some very special butterflies too. Then in the colder months, ducks and geese move in.

Feast your eyes from any of our seven hides – look out for birds of prey. Then round off your visit with a snack at the visitors' centre, and a browse in our well-stocked shop. Please take care on the paths as some are rugged.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

6 viewing hides. 3 different trail routes. Toilets, Visitor centre with light refreshments and exhibitions. Picnic areas. Binoculars to hire, family activity packs to hire. Stunning views, open all year except Christmas. Full events programme.

Open all the time

Prices

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

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 8 Sep - Sun 8 Oct Ian Philips - Exhibition
Sat 14 Oct - Sun 12 Nov Autumn Craft Fair
Sat 14 Oct Wood Craft Afternoon
Sun 15 Oct Introduction To The World of Fungi
Wed 25 Oct Wild Wednesdays
Wed 1 Nov Wild Wednesdays

Buy souvenirs and tickets

Contact

Enquiries

01654 700222

Address

Eglwysfach,
Machynlleth,
Powys,
SY20 8TA

Directions

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

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

6 viewing hides. 3 different trail routes. Toilets, Visitor centre with light refreshments and exhibitions. Picnic areas. Binoculars to hire, family activity packs to hire. Stunning views, open all year except Christmas. Full events programme.

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