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Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre

Bwlch Nant yr Arian, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
01970 890453
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We arrived on a bit of a cloudy day! Looked out for Red Kites none! But all of a sudden over the hill dozens of them flying majestically over the lake and trees, a truly amazing sight! We went into the cafe to wait for the feeding of the Red Kites! Three of us had the woodmans lunch it was... More

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

this is a must, great cafe very reasonably priced. see the red kites come down for food. and it only costs £3 to park for the day. A real bargain

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We visited this attraction because of the red kite feeding that happens every afternoon. We have seen many red kites in the area but this is a chance to see about 80 of them circling in the skies and swooping down to pick up the meat scattered for them. This really was an impressive sight and one I am sure... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Bwlch Nantyrarian has something for everyone. It is in a delightful sheltered situation in the uplands east of Aberystwyth, where forestry plantations are softened by lakes, grasslands and heathy ridges. There are short and long waymarked trails which offer superb views over the stunning west Wales countryside; excellent trails and facilities for mountain biking and a lovely friendly cafe where... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

As a local student and keen mountain-biker this is somewhere I frequently visit, and the trails are quality! Well maintained and easily accessible. There is also several easy spots of parking for cars, and a nice friendly cafe/shop.

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Caithness
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17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This attraction has lost a lot of its Larch trees recently. They have been felled to try and contain a disease and will be replaced with broadlef varieties. Good walks around the area and a pleasant stroll around the lake, which has wheelchair frfiendly footpaths. Don't miss the Red Kite feeding in the afternoons.

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wolverhampton
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Absolutely fantasic views, was very windy when we were there. They have cut down alot of trees, i believe it is to re-introduce sessile oaks, if so will be brilliant atributr to the landscape. Go take a look though it is amazing!!

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Llandysul, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Its brilliant if you love the outdoors , a few differrnt walks you can go on! Found out a lot of information on red kites, also a good park for kids to play in

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Brum
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stopped here after a particularly stressful random mid Wales traffic jam with our young boys needing a break from the car. We ended up staying the rest of the afternoon. Lovely spot, great cafe, friendly staff and perfect family facilities. 2 playgrounds, picnic area and lovely place to walk (the shortest walk being just right for a 6 and... More

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Bedford, UK - born in California)
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

When I was a student in Aberystwyth (1993-1996) you were lucky to see a couple of Red Kites, and that was a thrill. To see perhaps a couple of hundred at feeding was stunning. And the RSPB talk was also a nice bonus. The kids thought it was a highpoint. Can't wait for the next couple of decades when the... More

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