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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

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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

 

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.

Cadair Idris (NRW), Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX

 

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

Llangattock, Crickhowell, NP8 1LG

 

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

 

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 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 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

 

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.

 

This is a splendidly atmospheric wood, with all the wildlife that one associates with the best of this habitat. The surfaced all-ability path descends only very gently through the trees clinging to the valley side.

Talgarth, Powys, LD3 7LH

 

Straddling the border between England and Wales, the reserve lies at the southern end of the carboniferous limestone outcrop that stretches from Anglesey and the Great Orme at Llandudno.

Underhill Lane, Pant, SY22 6HD

 

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

 

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. The bog covers a huge area of around 816 acres and is 6 km in length.

Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6JF

 

This reserve was once part of the sewage farm next door!

Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Powys, SY16 3BA

 

From the top of Roundton Hill it's easy to see why an Iron Age hillfort was once sited here - the vantage point offers great viewing across the surrounding countryside. In later years miners worked the hill for lead and barites.

Churchstoke, Powys, SY15 6EL

 

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

Aberhosan, Powys, SY20 8RE

 

A former railway line and tunnel with young woodland and remnants of flower rich grassland.

Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HH

 
 
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