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Dyfi Wildlife Centre

Address

Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve
Machynlleth
Powys
SY20 8SR

Contact Details

Tel: 01654 781414
The new Dyfi Wildlife Centre in the heart of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere is in a a stunning new building with leading-edge ‘carbon positive’ energy performance.

The Dyfi Wildlife Centre 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.

In 2011, for the first time in over 400 years Ospreys bred in the Dyfi valley on the Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve site. The reserve is the home of the Dyfi Osprey Project with a lot to offer both new and regular visitors alike.

The new Dyfi Wildlife Centre Visitor will open in Spring 2021. For the first time visitors and volunteers will experience all the current amenities – the toilets, the café and seating areas, interpretation and osprey screens, the shop and volunteer areas all into one place, under one roof, in a stunning new building with leading-edge ‘carbon positive’ energy performance; we will call it the Dyfi Wildlife Centre - a truly world class experience.

The 360 Observatory opened in 2014 and is the centrepiece of the reserve. At just 190m from the Osprey nest it provides superb viewing opportunities and is a wonderful place just to soak up the 360° panoramic views of the Dyfi Valley.

In addition to the ospreys you may spot a cuckoo perched nearby or one of the eight species of Warbler flitting through the reeds below. There are always friendly staff and volunteers on hand to point things out or answer questions. The 360 Observatory also has a wealth of reference books for you to use.

Most visitors spend around one and a half to two hours per visit, including some time in the 360 Observatory and it takes approximately 10 minutes each way to walk to the 360 Observatory if you don't get distracted by the views or wildlife along the way!

With the exception of an elevated bird hide the reserve is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Outside of the osprey season the board walk at Cors Dyfi reserve is open during daylight hours (Except Thursdays), so do pop down if you get the chance. The postcode is SY20 8SR. For further information visit: http://www.dyfiospreyproject.com/

Directions

Dyfi Wildlife Centre is found at grid reference SN701985, 3.5 miles south west of Machynlleth on the A487 Abersytwyth road just south of Morben Isaf caravan park.

Prices and opening

Free entry

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
NotesThe new Dyfi Wildlife Centre will open early Spring 2021