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Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre

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Red kites a plenty

A great stop off on your journey. We called in to have a walk but arrived just before feeding time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AndMandy
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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If you have time, take a coffee from the cafe and sit and watch the red kites being fed

What a beautiful place to sit with a cup of freshly made coffee and scones from the cafe on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AlanHughes
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 yesterday

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 4 weeks ago

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
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andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
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andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe = limited choice of food. However tea coffee and cold drinks available. A bit on the pricey side. Small novelty shop. Lovely walking area and of course you get to see the magnificent Red Kites. Nice parks for older and younger children.More

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

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review here on TripAdvisor. 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 some of the best scenery...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Fab walking with great views and mountain biking routes. Very well marked with various walking, running and biking routes. Red kite centre also on site with a visitor centre with average cafeMore

Date of experience: November 2018
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andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 October 27, 2018 via mobile

We love it here. Spectacular views and to sit and watch the red kites being fed was fantastic. Great walks with beautiful scenery - we will be back!

Date of experience: October 2018
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andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Come back soon Janet and thanks for your lovely review.

Reviewed October 25, 2018

For those who love to go on long scenic walks with their dogs, then this the place for you. We went on the 2hr hike around the hills, forest and back. Our dog loved it ! The walk went up and down hills, through forests,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review here on TripAdvisor. 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 some of the best scenery...More

Reviewed October 17, 2018

We visited this nature site with the expectation of seeing a natural wildlife haven and lots of red kites, but oh my goodness, the feeding of the Red kites is something you cannot really imagine. the Kites are preparing for the arrival of the food...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you Vivette E, 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 some of the best scenery Wales has to offer. The trails often follow ancient...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018

The setting alone is worth a visit but whether you fancy a walk, cycle, run or just a sit and sip coffee and cake this is the place to visit. On top of all that is the wonderful spectacle of the Red Kites being fed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review here on TripAdvisor. 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 some of the best scenery...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018

This was a lovely place to visit and we saw the red kites swooping overhead. Nice to walk by the side of the lake

Date of experience: July 2018
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andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a nice review.

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Izzy C
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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