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Dyfi Wildlife Centre

Dyfi Wildlife Centre

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Dyfi Wildlife Centre

Wildlife Park

Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve,
Machynlleth,
Powys,
SY20 8SR

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The new Dyfi Wildlife Centre in the heart of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere is in a a stunning new building with leading-edge ‘carbon positive’ energy performance.

The Dyfi Wildlife Centre is the home of the Dyfi Osprey Project at the Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve. Most visitors spend around one and a half to two hours per visit, including some time in the 360 Observatory where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Dyfi Valley.

In 2011, for the first time in over 400 years Ospreys bred in the Dyfi valley on the Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve site. The reserve is the home of the Dyfi Osprey Project with a lot to offer both new and regular visitors alike.

The new Dyfi Wildlife Centre Visitor opened in Spring 2021. For the first time visitors and volunteers can experience all the previous amenities – the toilets, the café and seating areas, interpretation and osprey screens, the shop and volunteer areas all into one place, under one roof, in a stunning new building with leading-edge ‘carbon positive’ energy performance; it's called the Dyfi Wildlife Centre - a truly world class experience.

The 360 Observatory opened in 2014 and is the centrepiece of the reserve. At just 190m from the Osprey nest it provides superb viewing opportunities and is a wonderful place just to soak up the 360° panoramic views of the Dyfi Valley.

In addition to the ospreys you may spot a cuckoo perched nearby or one of the eight species of Warbler flitting through the reeds below. There are always friendly staff and volunteers on hand to point things out or answer questions.

Most visitors spend around one and a half to two hours per visit, including some time in the 360 Observatory and it takes approximately 10 minutes each way to walk to the 360 Observatory if you don't get distracted by the views or wildlife along the way!

The reserve is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Outside of the osprey season the Dyfi Wildlife Centre is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 9am-4pm, so do pop down if you get the chance. The postcode is SY20 8SR.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Groups by pre-booking only. The upper levels of the Observatory are accessed by gentle gradient stairs or by the lift.

Opening details

After we close for Christmas (last day open is Thursday the 23rd) we will remain closed until March 2022 for additional construction work and reserve maintenance.

Prices

Outside of Osprey season entry to Cors Dyfi reserve is £3 per adult, or free for Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust members as well as season ticket holders. Entry to use Caffi Ty Maenan is also free.

Address

Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve,
Machynlleth,
Powys,
SY20 8SR

Location and nearby places

Directions

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

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Dyfi Wildlife Centre is found at grid reference SN701985, 3.5 miles south west of Machynlleth on the A487 Abersytwyth road just south of Morben Isaf caravan park.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Machynlleth station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Groups by pre-booking only. The upper levels of the Observatory are accessed by gentle gradient stairs or by the lift.

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