Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve | Beavers recently introduced

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The Cors Dyfi nature reserve in the heart of the UNESC Dyfi Biosphere is a mixture of bog, swamp, wet woodland and scrub supporting a plethora of animals and plants, including the magnificent Osprey.

Cors Dyfi is a wonderful little nature reserve that is teaming with wildlife. Over the last few hundred years it has seen many changes, from estuarine salt marsh to reclaimed grazing, then to conifer plantation and more recently into a wildlife rich wetland reserve. The reserve is a healthy mixture of bog, swamp, wet woodland and scrub supporting a plethora of animals and plants. Including the magnificent Osprey, which bred on the reserve for the first time in 2011. If you are lucky you may also spot an otter or beavers which were recently introduced.

DYFI WILDLIFE CENTRE
The Dyfi Osprey Project website is packed with information on the ospreys and the nature reserve they call home: http://www.dyfiospreyproject.com/ Best time to visit - The Ospreys are typically here from April to September.

Spring and Summer are also the best times to see Common Lizards, Nightjars, Grasshopper, Reed & Sedge Warblers, Yellow Flag Iris and Four-spotted Chasers. The Trust’s Water Buffalo graze the reserve during the Summer.

The winter brings a host of small birds to the feeders as well as Barnacle Geese and Hen Harriers to the wider reserve. During the winter you may even glimpse the elusive Bittern in the reed beds. Year round we regularly see Otters and Red Kites on the reserve.

With the exception of the elevated bird hide, the site is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Facilities include visitor centre with a small shop & basic refreshments; there is a disabled toilet. Assistance dogs only. Until the end of March, the boardwalk on Cors Dyfi will be open everyday during daylight hours - except Thursdays when we are closed for reserve management work. Access is free of charge.

The 360 Observatory, the Ceri Hide, toilets and cafe will all be closed but the small tower hide will be open at all times. Please park by the gate as the main car park will be closed. Access is via the two pedestrian gates.

Dyfi Ospreys

Visitors to the Dyfi Osprey Project are able to see live, high resolution nest camera footage at the visitor centre on large plasma screens and view the resident wildlife from a specially built 360 observatory.

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Guide Prices

Admission price: Adult £4.00, Children free.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Cors Dyfi is 3.5 miles south west of Machynlleth on the A487 Aberystwyth road just south of Morben Isaf caravan park. The nearest bus stop (Llyfnant Valley Bridge) is approximately 500m south of the reserve entrance. The nearest railway station is Machynlleth. Visitors are asked not to use Dyfi Junction station as there is no access to the reserve from here.

Accessible by Public Transport: Machynlleth station is 3 miles away.

Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve

Type:Nature Reserve

Derwenlas, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8SR

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Opening Times

* The Dyfi Osprey Project is normally open every day from the end of March until early September; opening times 10:00 - 17:30 (last entry 17:00).

Related

Dyfi Wildlife CentreDyfi Wildlife Centre, MachynllethThe Dyfi Wildlife Centre near Machynlleth is the home of the Dyfi Osprey Project at the Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve. Most visitors spend around one and a half to two hours per visit, including some time in the 360 Observatory where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Dyfi Valley.

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