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Nature Reserve

Derwenlas,
Machynlleth,
Powys,
SY20 8SR

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Cors Dyfi is a wonderful little nature reserve that is teaming with wildlife. Over the last few hundred years it has seen many changes, from estuarine salt marsh to reclaimed grazing, then to conifer plantation and more recently into a wildlife rich wetland reserve.

The reserve is a healthy mixture of bog, swamp, wet woodland and scrub supporting a plethora of animals and plants. Including the magnificent Osprey, which bred on the reserve for the first time in 2011. If you are lucky you may also spot an otter or dormouse.

Our new Dyfi Osprey Project website is packed with information on the ospreys and the nature reserve they call home: http://www.dyfiospreyproject.com/

Best time to visit - The Ospreys are typically here from April to September. Spring and Summer are also the best times to see Common Lizards, Nightjars, Grasshopper, Reed & Sedge Warblers, Yellow Flag Iris and Four-spotted Chasers. The Trust’s Water Buffalo graze the reserve during the Summer. The winter brings a host of small birds to the feeders as well as Barnacle Geese and Hen Harriers to the wider reserve. During the winter you may even glimpse the elusive Bittern in the reed beds. Year round we regularly see Otters and Red Kites on the reserve.

With the exception of the elevated bird hide, the site is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Facilities include visitor centre with a small shop & basic refreshments; there is a disabled toilet. Assistance dogs only.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Until the end of March, the boardwalk on Cors Dyfi will be open everyday during daylight hours - except Thursdays when we are closed for reserve management work. Access is free of charge. The 360 Observatory, the Ceri Hide, toilets and cafe will all be closed but the small tower hide will be open at all times. Please park by the gate as the main car park will be closed. Access is via the two pedestrian gates.

The Dyfi Osprey Project is normally open every day, including weekends and Bank Holidays, from the end of March until early September..

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Address

Derwenlas,
Machynlleth,
Powys,
SY20 8SR

Location and nearby places

Directions

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Map reference: SN 701985  Lat: 52.56876 Long: -3.91803

By Bus:The nearest bus stop (Llyfnant Valley Bridge) is approximately 500m south of the reserve entrance.

By Rail: The nearest rail station is Machynlleth. Visitors are asked not to use Dyfi Junction station as there is no access to the reserve from here.

By Car: Cors Dyfi is 3.5 miles south west of Machynlleth on the A487 Aberystwyth road just south of Morben Isaf caravan park.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Machynlleth station

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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