image for Birdwatching item typeWildlife at RSPB Ynyshir Nature Reserve



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Birdwatching, £1-£5




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Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 15 Oct - Sun 13 Nov Autumn Craft Fair
Wed 26 Oct Wild Wednesday -Ynys-Hir Wyllt


In the spring, the ground is carpeted in flowers, 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.

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

7 hides

Open all the time


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



Plan route to RSPB Ynyshir 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)

7 hides

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