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Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve

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Address: Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Wales
Phone Number: 01654700222
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Beautiful walks by the estuary

We visited on a wet and rainy day but enjoyed the walk, the scenery and the (on our visit - not so abundant) birds and wildlife.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Family_Simons
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited on a wet and rainy day but enjoyed the walk, the scenery and the (on our visit - not so abundant) birds and wildlife.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to see the osprey chicks, large screens streaming live from the nest. Observatory with 360* views and a lift for wheelchairs. Views from large telescopes and binoculars provided. Water buffaloes in the marsh. Bird hide for finches etc. Guided tour today at 2pm, £3. Information on plants, ecology, birds. Well worth a visit. Small cafe with outdoor seating,toilet and... More 

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Thank Penny A
Lancashire
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a day wandering around the reserve in mid July. Views of the Dfyi estuary, mountains, moors , marshland and woodland glades to walk through. Saw spotted flycatchers, a buzzard, a red kite ( but they're everywhere in this part of Wales ) etc. In terms of value for money alone, £5 for a full day is great. The... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

RSPB Ynis Hir is a splendid reserve with easily accessible paths and wonderful views as you walk around the reserve. Best to visit the website if there are certain species you wish to see as the changing seasons bring ever changing species to this super reserve.

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Thank Pamela M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We visited this on a dull morning in June but it was still really beautiful. The RSPB Have worked hard to create and develop the varied habitat that the birds and other fauna and flora need. It was wonderful to move from one habitat to another so easily with well marked paths and a brilliant board walk through the marshes.... More 

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Thank Barbara G
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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Came here whilst staying in the Aberystwyth area. Knowledgeable staff at reception who advised which hides were open. Well signposted trails which are a mixture of gravel paths and board walks. Saw loads of Canadian geese from the hide closest to the railway line. Also saw a heron. We did the red route around the reserve which is 2 1/2... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Such a wide range of habitats to see which in turn attracts a large number of birds . If you want to see pied flycatchers , wood warblers and redstart then this is the place to come . Stunning woodland , reed beds , saltmarsh , farmland and the river all interwoven by paths . Vistitor centre really could do... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

although it wasnt a very nice day, that we visited, we still managed to walk around the hides, the paths where clearly sign posted. a very enjoyable visit

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We enjoyed our visit to Ynis Hir there was several walks whigh were well signposted and graded with coloured signs for the paths, very good visit.

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Thank bilti
Nottingham
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156 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

We have visited numerous times when on holiday in the area and particularly enjoy it in the spring when the abundance of nesting summer migrants is at its peak. We were lucky enough to see quite a lot of pied flycatchers today along with stonechat, various types of warblers, woodpecker, nuthatch, tree creeper and many more but unfortunately we didn't... More 

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