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Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve

Address: Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Wales
Phone Number: 01654700222
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Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Machynlleth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Delph
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed all the reserve had to offer on a sunny weekend in February - after viewing all the hides we walked onto the hill at the back which is part of the reserve. Tremendous views of the estuary. Visited many times over the years and it was impressive to see the storyboards of the reclaimed bog and how the reserve... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited more for the scenery than the birds, and were lucky that the sun shone for the 3 hours we were there - we covered the whole site. Beautiful views over the estuary, we founds the paths well signposted, but agree with others that details of birds in the hides would be helpful to non birders! Well worth the... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Such a diverse reserve, full of woodland, grassland and water, providing a cornucopia of wildlife and viewing opportunities. By far the biggest reserve I've ever visited and I would love to visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The scenery is so lovely and the hides provided wonderful places to take in the peaceful surroundings.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Lovely place, beautiful walks, good range of hides, good birds and lovely welcoming visitor centre with good coffee, comfy chairs around the wood burning stove and even friendlier staff. Beautiful paintings and sketches of the reserve's wildlife by the talented Becky Thorley-Fox add hugely to the atmosphere - and are on sale for ridiculously low prices. Hurry hurry to invest... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Very nice reception building - a log house - with a wood-burning stove. Various marked trails taking you through beautiful ancient oak woodland and past wetland habitats with hides overlooking scrapes. Large flocks of Barnacle Geese on the foreshore. A wonderful place to be on a beautiful day.

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Visited this place afew days ago. It`s quite a large reserve so allow plenty of time when visiting. There are three main trails around the reserve, with six hides. I decided to walk round all three trails. Sadly due to very poor signage i went in the wrong direction on the woodland trail. As mentioned in previous reviews there were... More 

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Larkfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

staff very friendly, walks helped reduce any weight we put on while on holiday, and just a lovely place to spend a day.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Ynnis Hir is an RSPB reserve and is absolutely beautiful. The views across the valley are stunning and of course it is a great magnet for migrating birds. We found the staff very welcoming and knowledgeable about the birds and the walks. There is a coffee machine and biscuits available to purchase but no cafeteria on site. There are picnic... More 

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Birmingham
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a day out here in August. We arrived early & took ourselves off around the reserve, fantastic views & walks. On returning to the car park we went into reception & showed our RSPB membership cards. The staff were friendly & helpful. After a picnic by the car park we set off again. More folk around now but... More 

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