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Mid Wales Forests & Nature Reserves

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Dyfnant and Vyrnwy Forests are in a part of Mid Wales renowned for its rolling hills, lush green valleys and picturesque farmsteads and villages.

Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests (NRW), Powys, SY21 0QH

 

The Hafod Forest occupies some 200 hectares of the Ystwyth valley and surrounding hills.

Hafod Forest (NRW), Nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3UR

 

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

Llangattock, Crickhowell, NP8 1LG

 

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 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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Upland conifer wood adjacent to the Kerry Ridgeway long distance path.This car park and picnic site is the access point for the Kerry Ridgeway. Additional car parks at Cider House Farm & 2 other locations.OS Grid Reference: SO149862

 

Ceri Forest is a coniferous forest which sits astride the Kerry Ridgeway in the uplands of Montgomeryshire.

 

An upland conifer woodland planted during the mid to late 1970s. The Kerry Ridgeway long distance footpath runs through the forest and is ideal for family walks & bike rides along its flat hilltop route. OS Grid Reference: SO165866

 

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 Hafren Forest takes its name from the River Severn, the Afon Hafren in Welsh, which takes its rise about a mile from the western boundary of the forest, high up on the slopes of Pumlumon, the highest mountain in Mid Wales.

 

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 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

 

This is a very pleasant ancient semi-natural woodland that is gradually being restored to its original native broadleaved condition. Fantastic veteran trees and a beautiful display of spring flowers are its highlights. Grid Ref: SN 718813

Ystwyth Forest (NRW), Nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, UK

 

Experience the spectacular landscapes and walking trails of the forests of Ceredigion, bordered by the Mid Wales coast to the west, and sheltered to the east by the Cambrian Mountains.

Ystwyth Forest (NRW), Nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, UK

 

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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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 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

 
 
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