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Gilfach Nature Reserve

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Gilfach Gilfach Marteg Bridge, Rhayader LD6 5LF, Wales
+44 1597 823298
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Had a 'peep'.

We were staying at a camping site in Llangurig. Had visited Rhayader for some lunch and decided to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
john m
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
Friendly with great birding

Whilst in the area I called in, glad I did, saw and photographed my first Dipper and Pied... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David B
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“lovely place” (7 reviews)
“red kites” (9 reviews)
“car park” (10 reviews)
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Gilfach Gilfach Marteg Bridge, Rhayader LD6 5LF, Wales
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+44 1597 823298
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"lovely place"
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"red kites"
in 9 reviews
"car park"
in 10 reviews
"long house"
in 2 reviews
"old railway"
in 4 reviews
"main road"
in 2 reviews
"an abundance of wildlife"
in 2 reviews
"open moorland"
in 2 reviews
"dog owners"
in 2 reviews
"fantastic views"
in 3 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
in 3 reviews
"information boards"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"farmhouse"
in 7 reviews
"otters"
in 15 reviews
"flycatcher"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at a camping site in Llangurig. Had visited Rhayader for some lunch and decided to stop off on our way back to the site. We gave our dogs a walk on their extendable leads from the front car park, along a fern...More

Thank john m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst in the area I called in, glad I did, saw and photographed my first Dipper and Pied Flycatcher..!!! Good facilities with great birding and opportunities to go find your own space to watch the birds (I hate birding in a crowd..). Oh and the...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting place as was the senic drive there. We attempted the circular walk but did not complete. The birds were very quiet so we did not see many. The information center is very good and staff very helpful. We will definalty go...More

Thank deepsky
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Received a good welcome at the farmhouse. The recommended walk was good although it was cold so the birds were not showing well. The dipper hide lacked the dipper but did had a pied flycatcher in a nestbox. Picniced near the falls.I will come back.

1  Thank Old_Fotofart
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated off the main road, 10 minutes N of Rhyader. Gilfach is particularly worth visiting because of the wide variety of habitats, from open moorland to oak woodland and river valleys. This results in a good variety of bird species - in a couple of...More

Thank GwentLarry
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is wonderful with its beautiful views and easy to follow wayward walks. But what the heck is that monstrosity made of lichen! Why not a red kite, otter, or anything not a weird blob! I’ve been told by a local lady that the...More

Thank Elaine F
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Two places to park and start the walks. Either just of the main road or up by the farmhouse. By the farmhouse are toilets and the chance to make you own hot drinks with an honesty box. We followed the yellow walk down to the...More

1  Thank Craig B
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

On passing by, on the way to Rhayader, we decided to come back another day to visit. There are 2 car parks, one near the turn off from the main road, the other a mile or so further on, an honesty donation is requested. We...More

1  Thank Julie B
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Get back to nature. Wear boots and walk alongside the beautiful mountain stream either up hill from the lower car park or down hill from the top car park. Who knows, you could be lucky and see something from the otter hide. We saw kingfishers...More

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

This is a secret reserve as it is tucked away. Two parking (donation) areas one just off main road north of Rhayader a second about 1 mile on near centre in a traditional long house. Toilets at Centre. Info boards and a hide - didn't...More

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