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The RSPB Ynys-Hir nature reserve is a wildlife haven in the heart of Mid Wales. You can wonder from oak woodlands to salt marsh with views across the Dyfi estuary. Perfect for nature lovers & families wishing to discover their wild side.

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

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Coed Rheidol is situated about 12 miles east of Aberystwyth. It occupies parts of both banks of the Afon Rheidol, upstream, and the south bank downstream of Devil's Bridge. This is a magnificent stretch of ancient sessile oak woodland,

Ceredigion, SY23 3JW

 

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

Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2UR

 

Falconry Experience Wales offers an insight into the world of Birds of Prey. Fly and handle Lakota the Bald Eagle or Moggie the White Faced Owl. Outdoor Venue of the Year - Welsh Hospitality Awards

Maes Dulas, Forge, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8RR

 

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

Llangattock, Crickhowell, NP8 1LG

 

Coed y Brenin visitor centre near Dolgellau, is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

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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 Fawr, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HA

 

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.

 

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre sits at the head of the dramatic Melindwr valley with commanding views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains. It's an established Red Kite feeding site with multiple outdoor trails to suit everyone.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AB

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The new Dyfi Wildlife Centre in the heart of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere will re-open in Spring 2021 in a a stunning new building with leading-edge ‘carbon positive’ energy performance.

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

 

The Denmark Farm Conservation Trust near Lampeter is a unique conservation centre pioneering the restoration of biodiversity to Britain's farmed countryside.

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Betws Bledrws, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 8PB

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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.

Visitor Centre, Ynyslas, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JZ

 

Enjoy a guided Ecology Tour by PhD Ecologist, Joe; discover rewilding with an introduction to Cambrian Wildwoods, or develop an insight into Farming & Conservation Practices at this upland farm in the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere.

Glaspwll, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8UA

 

Cadair Idris is a spectacular mountain reserve in Southern Snowdonia of over 450 hectares of breathtaking landscape, rugged summits, glacial lakes and a mossy wooded gorge.

Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX

 

Lake Vyrnwy is set amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains. With spectacular waterfalls, and unspoilt open countryside, a visit to Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family.

Llanwddyn, Powys, SY10 0LY

 

Fantasy Farm Park is situated in the heart of the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. It has all the fun of the farm, plus a Petting area, an outdoor Play Area, pedal boats, tractor rides and lots more.

Hafod Peris, Llanrhystud, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 5DA

 

The Dyfi Valley opens wide as it approaches the 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.

Mid Wales, SY20 8SR

 

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.

 
 
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