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Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre

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Just stopped for a coffee and a bit of lunch and it was great to see what appeared to be hundreds... read more

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CPD5
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Fabulous experience seeing these amazing birds!

This place is well worth a visit - seeing over 200 Red Kites coming in to feed was amazing. Really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jardinm
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

Just stopped for a coffee and a bit of lunch and it was great to see what appeared to be hundreds of red kites overhead, apparently they had just been fed. We only had a snack lunch but it was really good food.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is well worth a visit - seeing over 200 Red Kites coming in to feed was amazing. Really well laid out and ideal for everyone of all ages. There is a good Visitor Centre and you can watch the Kite Feeding from here...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been many times now but first time to review. A wonderful place with something for everyone. Watching these magnificent Red Kites which only a few years ago faced extinction is amazing in itself; however this is combined with wonderful walks and a great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review.. There is lots to see and lots to do for everyone who likes to be outdoors. Please do come again and spend some time with us. Parking is reasonable and allows us to invest in maintenance and improvements to our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited to see the red kites and weren't disappointed. Hundreds of red kites wheeling and diving for 15 or so minutes. We watched from the viewing area across the lake, despite a bitterly cold wind in December. Finished with drinks and light food at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review here on TripAdvisor. There is plenty to do and see at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian and the surrounding area. The way marked walks lead you through some of the best scenery Wales has to offer....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today on a very foggy cool day so we just did the short walk around the lake. We didn’t see any kites due to the weather, but we will definitely return to see them & try the cycle tracks.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review here on TripAdvisor. Hopefully next time the weather will be kinder and allow you to see the Kites and the beautiful scenery. There is plenty to do and see at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed taking my young children and parents for an afternoon stroll to see the Kites feed (amazing) and do the activity trail with the kids (3&5) around the lake. Followed it with jacket potato late lunch and a pot of tea. Winner all round...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking time to give us such a good review. It is always good to hear that families have enjoyed their visit. Please do come again soon. Lots to do lots to see. There are children's play areas, orienteering, skills park and mountain...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

A really relaxing and enjoyable walk into the hills and descend over the lake with Red Kites circling overhead. Food in the restaurant is simple but always well prepared and delicious.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Keith S
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a good review. We hope you will come and enjoy the kite feeding and this beautiful part of the world again soon.

Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

A great stop off on your journey. We called in to have a walk but arrived just before feeding time which is worth trying to see. 2pm in the winter 3pm in the summer. Best weather is cold, dry weather as the birds dont fly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to stop with us and spend some time, and for your review. You are quite right, there is plenty to do and see at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian and the surrounding area. The way marked walks lead you through...More

Reviewed November 12, 2018

What a beautiful place to sit with a cup of freshly made coffee and scones from the cafe on the decking extension admiring the red kites as they get fed.Ensure you also take your camera's, Plenty of childrens swings if they get bored, take note...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AlanHughes
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thank you for your review Alan, we are so glad you had a good visit. Call again soon there are lots of things to do here. Purpose built walking, running, and mountain bike trails to explore, art trails and a children's puzzle trail, as well...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

This was on my bucket list and I wasn’t disappointed. Around 2pm 100s of red kites descend on the lake to be fed. It is a fantastic sight. Disappointingly the visitor centre was closed. Highly recommended and at no cost.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dollyandherbie
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Hello Dolly and Herbie, so sorry the Visitor Centre was closed on the day you called. Occasionally we have to shut for essential maintenance work, or because of extreme weather making the site unsafe, for example. We are pleased you didn't allow that to spoil...More

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240izzyc
September 11, 2018|
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Response from andrewrendell | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your enquiry, I am sorry but we do not hire bikes out on site. It would be good to make your arrangements before you arrive. We look forward to seeing you enjoy or purpose built trails and skills area.
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BerkshireBabe
September 27, 2017|
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Hello and thanks for the enquiry, It is possible you saw Mergansers but equally likely is goose handers. Depending on the time of year you can expect to see little grebe, great crested grebe, tufted duck, black backed gull... More
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Linda H
July 1, 2017|
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Hello and thank you for your enquiry. There are plenty of outside seats and benches for you to enjoy your picnic. There is also a lovely gazebo which you are welcome to use for your picnic. Bring your picnics and come and... More
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