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RSPB Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family. Nature Reserve, Sculpture Park, Wild Play Area, fantastic waterfalls and open countryside, walking trails and children's activities.

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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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The Dyfi Biosphere is part of a network of UNESCO 'Biosphere Reserves' throughout the world where information and experiences can be shared and new ideas explored. Others include the Central Amazon, Niagara Escarpment and Gran Canaria!

Dyfi Valley & Coast, Mid Wales, 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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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 Country Holidays, Nannerth Fawr, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HA

 

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,

Coed Rheidol Nature Reserve (NRW), Ceredigion, SY23 3JW

 

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.

 

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

 

The Cadair Idris National Nature Reserve is renowned for its striking geology and wildlife. The Minffordd Path to the summit of Cadair Idris is a popular route that leads through the Reserve.

Southern Snowdonia | Cadair Idris, Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX

 

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

 

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

Llangattock, Crickhowell, NP8 1LG

 

Glaslyn is Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust’s biggest nature reserve, an integral part of the Cambrian Mountains.

Aberhosan, Powys, SY20 8RE

 

Abercorris is a three acre woodland site on the steep east bank of Afon Deri combining the woodland habitat with that of the mountain stream below and is one of very few areas of ancient broadleaved woodland left in the Corris valley.

Nr Machynlleth, Southern Snowdonia, SY20 9SP

 

Severn Farm Pond is an urban nature reserve where plants and animals can live in safety, despite the busy industrial estate surrounding them.

Severn Farm Industrial Estate, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7DF

 

The joy of the 120 acre Crafnant Nature Reserve is its atmosphere. You sense the antiquity of the ancient oaks at the northern (Crafnant) end, encrusted in the greys and greens of lichens, mosses, liverworts and the epiphytic ferns.

Llanbedr, Gwynedd, LL46 2YA

 

The forces of nature are very obvious at Dolydd Hafren. On one side are the plants and animals trying to keep their roots in the ground and a roof over their head and on the other is the River Severn that, at times, causes complete chaos!

Forden, Powys, SY21 8NN

 

Dominating the eastern side of the Burfa Bog reserve is a motte and bailey castle dating from around the early twelfth century. The large mound (`tump') is kept clear of vegetation.

Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2SH

 

Cors Dyfi is closed whilst we build our new Dyfi Wildlife Centre. The Cors Dyfi reserve is a mixture of bog, swamp, wet woodland and scrub supporting a plethora of animals and plants, including the magnificent Osprey.

Derwenlas, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8SR

 
 
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