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The Victorian dam

Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family. Nature reserve, Victorian dam, Sculpture Park, Wild Playground, children's activities, waterfalls, walking trails, event programme and stunning scenery all year round.

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Dyfi Biosphere

The Dyfi Biosphere is part of a network of UNESCO 'Biosphere Reserves' throughout the world where information and experiences can be shared and new ideas explored. Others include the Central Amazon, Niagara Escarpment and Gran Canaria!

Dyfi Valley & Coast, Mid Wales, SY20 8SR

 
Cors Caron

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.

Cors Caron Nature Reserve (NRW), Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6JF

 
Coed Garth Gell

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.

Mawddach Estuary, Southern Snowdonia, LL40 2TA

 
Craig  y Cilau

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

Craig y Cilau Nature Reserve (NRW), Llangattock, nr Crickhowell, NP8 1LG

 
Dyfi Biosphere

UNESCO has designated the area in and around the Dyfi estuary, Aberystwyth and surroundings as a Biosphere Reserve – a special place, internationally recognised and one of only six in the UK

Mid Wales, SY20 8ER

 
Morfa Harlech Nature Reserve

Morfa Harlech is one of two extensive sand dune systems which make up much of the Meirionnydd coastline, extending form the Mawddach estuary in the south to Black Rock Sands in the north west.

Morfa Harlech Nature Reserve (NRW), Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2UR

 
Craig Cerrig Gleisiaid a Fan Frynych

There is plenty else to find on this 1200 acre reserve which takes in the summit of Fan Frynach. Over 500 different plants have been recorded as well as 80 species of birds.

Craig Cerrig Gleisiaid & Fan Frynych NRW, Brecon Beacons, NP8 1LG

 
Cadair Idris Nature Reserve

The Cadair Idris National Nature Reserve is renowned for its striking geology and wildlife. The Minffordd Path to the summit of Cadair Idris is a popular route that leads through the Reserve.

Cadair Idris (NRW), Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX

 
The Wye at Nannerth

We have a small private nature reserve on our 200 acre organic farm adjoining the Elan Valley and next to the River Wye. Many birds breed here including redstart, pied flycatcher, barn owl and dipper. Mammals include watervole and badgers.

Nannerth Country Holidays, Nannerth Fawr, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HA

 
Aber Corris Nature Reserve

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

Nr Machynlleth, Southern Snowdonia, SY20 9SP

 
Ynyslas Nature Reserve

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.

Ynyslas National Nature Reserve (NRW), Visitor Centre, Ynyslas, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JZ

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Ynys-hir

The RSPB Ynys-Hir nature reserve is wildlife haven in the heart of Mid Wales. Located within the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, Ynys-hir has miles of trails, 7 view hides and has been awarded Ramsar, Natura 2000 and SSSI status.

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Coed Pendugwm

Majestic sessile oaks have nurtured this quiet corner of Wales for over 400 years providing leafy cover for plants and animals and creating a 'wild wood'.

Pontrobert, Powys, SY22 5JF

 
Llyn Mawr

This 20 acre shallow upland basin is one of the three lakes high on the moors above the Carno valley.

Caersws, Powys, SY17 5NE

 
Berwyn Nature Reserve

The Berwyn National Nature Reserve boasts vast areas of moor-covered upland totalling nearly 20,000 acres within the magnificent Berwyn Mountain range; the Reserve is made up of seven separate locations on the mountain.

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, SY10 0BZ

 
Cors Y Llyn Nature Reserve

The Cors y Llyn Reserve is one of several mires in the old county of Radnorshire and is located to the south of Newbridge-on-Wye.

Newbridge-on-Wye, LD2 3RB

 
Nant Irfon Nature Reserve

Nant Irfon National Nature Reserve lies high in the Cambrian Mountains on steep valley slopes near the source of the river Irfon, which joins the Wye further downstream.

Llanwrtyd Wells, LD5 4TP

 
 
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