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Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ, Tel: 01654 705950, Email, visit.cat.org.uk

The trail explores the wildlife and biodiversity of the old slate quarry on which CAT is built and looks at the history of changing land-use and industry in the area.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Craig  y Cilau

Llangattock, nr Crickhowell, NP8 1LG, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email

Craig y Cilau is of interest to the industrial archaeologist and landscape historian as much as to the naturalist.

 
 
The Mawddach Trail

Southern Snowdonia, LL40 2TA, www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/m/mawddach-coedgarthgell/

RSPB Mawddach Valley takes in two very different habitats around the Mawddach estuary which are open to the public - the woodland of Coed Garth Gell and the wetland of Arthog Bog.

 
 
 
Aber Corris Nature Reserve

Nr Machynlleth, Southern Snowdonia, SY20 9SP, Tel: 01248 351541

This is one of very few areas of ancient broadleaved woodland left in the Corris valley.

 
 
Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre
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Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AD, Tel: 01970 890453, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/bwlchnantyrarian

Enjoy the red kites and views in our most popular woodland in mid Wales with a range of walking and mountain biking trails, visitor centre and cafe.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Dyfi Biosphere

Mid Wales, SY20 8SR, Tel: 01654 703 965, Email, www.dyfibiosphere.org.uk

The Dyfi Biosphere is part of a network of sites throughout the world where information and experiences can be shared and new ideas explored.

 
 
 
Dyfi Forest

Gwynedd, SY20 8QJ, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/dyfiforest

Walk Route: Cascade Trail and Nant Gwernol Trail

Nant Gwernol, a rocky river gorge & waterfalls, lies above the picturesque Tal-y-llyn valley in the shadow of Cader Idris. The trails follow the riverside and explore the remains of Bryn Eglwys Slate Quarry. Grid Reference: SH681067

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Devils Bridge Waterfall

Devils Bridge, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3JW, Tel: 01970 890233, Email, www.devilsbridgefalls.co.uk

Devils Bridge Falls is a world famous tourist attraction.Take a walk along the Nature trail and see the spectacular 300ft waterfalls and the view of the 3 bridges, built one on top of the other, which span the breathtaking woodland gorge.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Three Bridges

Devils Bridge, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3JW, Tel: 01970 890233, Email, www.devilsbridgefalls.co.uk

This 10 minute walk enables you to see the unique three bridges built one on top of another. The lower bridge was supposedly built in the 11th Centuary but legend has it that it was built by the Devil.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Coedydd Aber National Nature Reserve

Nr Conwy, Gwynedd, LL33 0LP, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedyddaber

The main attraction for visitors to Coedydd Aber has long been the reserve’s spectacular waterfall, but the valley is home to a diverse range of habitats, from mixed woodland to grassland.

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  • Rail station: Llanfairfechan (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Coedydd Aber National Nature Reserve

Nr Conwy, Gwynedd, LL33 0LP, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedyddaber

The main path from the entrance by the bridge at Bont Newydd to the foot of the Rhaeadr Fawr waterfall is approx. 1¼ miles (2 km). A network of footpaths extends through the reserve, some of which are designated public rights of way.

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  • Rail station: Llanfairfechan (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Elan Valley Dam
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Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP, Tel: 01597 810880/810898, Email, www.elanvalley.org.uk

The Elan Valley Visitor Centre has information about the area, an exhibition, cafe, audio-visual show, play area and toilets.

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  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Ynyslas Nature Reserve
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Visitor Centre, Ynyslas, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JZ, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/dyfiynyslas

The whole Reserve is made up of three parts: Cors Fochno, an internationally important peat bog; Dyfi Estuary, an internationally important feeding ground for thousands of wading birds and the beach and sand dunes of Ynyslas.

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  • Rail station: Borth (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Dyfi Osprey Project

Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8SR, Tel: 01654 781414, Email, www.dyfiospreyproject.com

Visitors to the Dyfi Osprey Project are able to see live, high resolution nest camera footage at the visitor centre on large plasma screens and view the resident wildlife from a specially built tower-hide with telescopes and binoculars.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Denmark Farm Conservation Centre
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Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Betws Bledrws, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 8PB, Tel: 01570 4933358, Email, www.denmarkfarm.org.uk

The Denmark Farm Conservation Trust is a unique conservation project pioneering the restoration of biodiversity to Britain's farmed countryside.

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  • Rail station: Carmarthen (25 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Welsh Wildlife Centre
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Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales, Cilgerran, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, SA43 2TB, Tel: 01239 621600, Email, www.welshwildlife.org/visitor-centres/the-welsh-wildlife-centre/

Teifi Marsh is without doubt one of the best wetland reserves in Wales. Enjoy a close encounter with the resident wildlife including the Water Buffalo.

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  • Rail station: Carmarthen (27 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Welsh Wildlife Centre
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Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales, Cilgerran, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, SA43 2TB, Tel: 01239 621600, Email, www.welshwildlife.org

Visitor centre situated on Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve containing Glasshouse Cafe, Welsh Wildlife Centre Gift Shop, Wildlife Trust information. Discover nature through play, adventure, creativity & reflection. Several walks.


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  • Rail station: Carmarthen (27 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cors Caron

Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6JF, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/corscaron

Cors Caron is one of the two remaining large remnants of active raised bog in Wales and is an important refuge for plants, insects, birds and mammals. The bog covers a huge area of around 816 acres and is 6km in length.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (14 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
 

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