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Perfect Picnic spot at RSPB Ynys-hir

Perfect Picnic spot at RSPB Ynys-hir

Stop off for a picnic at RSPB Ynys-hir.
Perfect Picnic spot at RSPB Ynys-hir

Walking Route, £1-£6

RSPB Ynys-hir Reserve,
Eglyws-fach,
Machynlleth,
POwys,
SY20 8TA

Details

RSPB Ynys-Hir nature reserve is wildlife haven in the heart of Mid Wales on The Wales Coastal Way located within the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere. Enjoy the carpets of bluebells in the woods at Spring, look for otters from the river hide or listen to the call of the curlew over the marshes in winter.

Enjoy coffee and cake or ice cream in the Visitor Centre and families have a go at a Wildlife Challange or hire Wildlife Discovery kits.

There are two main circular nature trails: 1.5 miles and 3 miles. Both are unsuitable for wheelchairs. One route is without stiles and the longer route is rugged and variations on each can be done to shorten them. There are benches and hides along the walks.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

7 viewing hides. 3 different trail routes. Toilets, Visitor centre with light refreshments and exhibitions. Picnic areas. Binoculars to hire, family activity packs to hire.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Reserve is open 09.00 - 21.00 (or dusk if earlier).
Visitor Centre is open daily from 09.00 - 17.00 from April to October and 10.00 - 16.00 from November to March except over Christams.

Prices

RSPB Members: Free
Non-RSPB members £6 adult, £3 child and concessions, £12 family.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec Optics Weekend
Sat 7 Dec Wreath Walk and Making
Sun 15 Dec 4x4 Safaris

Address

RSPB Ynys-hir Reserve,
Eglyws-fach,
Machynlleth,
POwys,
SY20 8TA

Location and nearby places

Directions

Plan route to RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 682958  Lat: 52.54672 Long: -3.94516

By bicycle: (Sustrans cycle route) Route 8.
By train: The nearest train station is Machynlleth (6 miles). Proceed by bus or taxi to the reserve from there. If you are coming by bike, it is possible to get a train to Dyfi Junction and cycle the 2 miles to the reserve.
By bus: There is a regular bus service between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth that stops in Eglwys-fach (Service X28).
By road: The reserve is situated between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth. Turn off the A487 in the village of Eglwys-fach and proceed for one mile to the car park.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Dovey Junction station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

7 viewing hides. 3 different trail routes. Toilets, Visitor centre with light refreshments and exhibitions. Picnic areas. Binoculars to hire, family activity packs to hire.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 3
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
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