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Centre For Alternative Technology
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Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ, Tel: 01654 705950, Email,

This eco-centre features hands-on displays and working examples of sustainable living, alternative technologies and organic growing. A ride on a water-balanced cliff railway kicks off an inspiring day out. Special activities during holidays

Dyfi Forest

Gwynedd, SY20 8QJ, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email,

The Dyfi Forest is located mainly to the north of the Afon Dyfi between Dolgellau to the north and Machynlleth to the south. Dyfi is a 6000ha forest - a spectacular landscape well worth exploring.

Welsh Wildlife Centre
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Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales, Cilgerran, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, SA43 2TB, Tel: 01239 621600, Email,

A 350 acre reserve with a difference. Wildlife of wetland, wood and meadow is conserved, whilst also being made accessible to the public along different footpaths.

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre
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Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Betws Bledrws, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 8PB, Tel: 01570 4933358, Email,

Denmark Farm is located in the heart of rural West Wales. Wildlife is at the heart of everything we do, from our campsite to our easy trails and nature-watching hides, and from our training courses to facilities for your own events.

Aber Corris Nature Reserve

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

Three acres of remnant broadleaved woodland on the steep east bank of Afon Deri combining the woodland habitat with that of the mountain stream below.

RSPB Ynys-Hir
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Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8TA, Tel: 01654 700222, Email,

The RSPB Ynys-Hir nature reserve includes oak woodland, lowland grass meadows, reedbeds and saltmarsh.

Cors Caron Nature Reserve

Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6JF, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email,

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.

Devils Bridge Waterfalls

Devils Bridge, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3JW, Tel: 01970 890233, Email,

Take a walk along the Nature trail and see the spectacular 300ft waterfalls and the view of the 3 bridges which span the breathtaking woodland gorge.

Dyfi Osprey Project

Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8SR, Tel: 01654 781414, Email,

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.

Ynys Las National Nature Reserve
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Visitor Centre, Ynyslas, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JZ, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email,

The Ynyslas Nature 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.

Craig Cerrig Gleisiaid a Fan Frynych

Brecon Beacons, NP8 1LG, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email

Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Frynych National Nature Reserve is a 156 acre (631,000 m²) area of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Cader Idris / Cadair Idris

Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email,

Cader/Cadair Idris is a spectacular mountain reserve with a variety of landscapes and terrain. Rugged summits, glacial lakes and a mossy wooded gorge cover over 450 hectares of breathtaking landscape.

The Mawddach Trail

Southern Snowdonia, LL40 2TA, Tel: 01654 703435,

This composite site takes in two very different habitats around the Mawddach estuary which are open to the public.The Mawddach Valley Nature Reserve comprises five separate sites that include two reserves - the Arthog Bog & Coed Garth Gell.

In & Around Lake Vyrnwy

Llanwddyn, Powys, SY10 0LY, Tel: 01691 870278,

Lake Vyrnwy lies just to the south of Snowdonia. It is a man-made water reservoir with a perimeter road 11.75 miles long. Located a short drive from the Shropshire border. It is a great day-out with plenty of activities, local craft shop.

Coedydd Aber National Nature Reserve

Nr Conwy, Gwynedd, LL33 0LP, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email,

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.

Morfa Harlech Nature Reserve

Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2UR, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email,

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.

Craig  y Cilau

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

Situated on a high limestone rime, this spectacular 160 acres of common, crag and wood, has a fascinating history and wildlife interest.

Dyfi Biosphere

Mid Wales, SY20 8SR,

The Dyfi Valley opens wide as it approaches Cardigan Bay Coast and ends in sandy beaches and dunes. It cradles the westerly spur of Powys, Ceredigion north of Aberystwyth, and the southern rim of Snowdonia National Park.

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