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Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve

Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Wales
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Machynlleth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
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Kent UK
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We visited here after the Osprey project and weren't that impressed. The member of staff was more interested in us joining the RSPB, than showing / guiding / informing us about the site. The hides were basic, but didn't have any information of any birds that you might see. This is surely an easy thing to do - a poster... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had hoped to see more after seeing such a lot on Spring Watch, but were lucky enough to see a pied flycatcher going into its nest box, we also saw a red start, which was lovely.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

As RSPB members we have visited a lot of reserves and this is definitely one of the best. A rich habitat for a variety of wildlife. We saw a red kite fly right above our heads and an osprey looking for fish. The entrance area is also amusing with lots of birds and squirrels fighting over food from the feeders.... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Wonderful reserve full of huge range of habitats, with hides to help you to view them, but shop very limited, and no café.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great deal of wild fowl to be seen but perhaps too many Canada Geese. Staff are far too interested in trying to get you to join the RSPB than giving you good advice on the routes to follow etc.

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Oswaldtwistle Lancs
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very helpful staff that provided really good information as to what we could see and the highlights of the season. Some of the trails were quite slippery underfoot so we would recommend hiking boots. We only had a limited time so will be returning.

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Wales
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29 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

So many different habitats and therefore so many different birds. Volunteers are friendly and helpful. Lovely place to visit.

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We actually became members of the RSPB whilst we visited here. The place is tucked away up a little road that you almost feel like is a drive way to somewhere you probably shouldn't be going but once you get there it's worth it. The toilet block is clean and modern. The array of birds and wildlife on show is... More

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Bedfordshire
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Excellent centre for watching birds, especially the ospreys. Great views and knowledgeable volunteers on hand to provide information and point things out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My husband and I have visited this RSPB several times. I am a bird watcher, and really enjoy the reserve especially in spring when the pied flycatchers and redstarts are in residence. The bluebells are good too. My husband is quite happy just wandering through the many paths. Visitors we met were helpful and friendly and as a result we... More

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