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Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve

Address: Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Wales
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Machynlleth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Chester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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meopham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were badgered by the staff to join the RSPB which was not a problem, but felt pressured. The hides were not up to the usual RSPB standard. Just a picture of birds etc. No books, no info on the kind of wildlife that you might expect to see. Overall, not as good as other sites.

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Kent UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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