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Ynys-hir RSPB Wildlife Reserve Machynlleth, Powys



Opening Times

The reserve is open from dawn to dusk.The visitor centre is open daily 9 am-5 pm from April to October and 10 am-4 pm from November to March (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).


01654 700 222

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A great day out for the kids in this remote part of Wales. You can spot many kinds of beautiful birds, go on an energetic walk, and enjoy a picnic in front of a wonderful view. Just enjoy being surrounded by nature.

Ynys-hir mixes Welsh oak woodland with wet grassland and saltmarshes.  You can visit all year round.  

The RSPB say about Ynys-hir:

"In Spring, the ground is carpeted in flowers, and birdsong fills the air. You might see flycatchers and redstarts emerging from the nestboxes. 

Summer brings wading birds, such as lapwings and redshanks, and some very special butterflies too. Then in the colder months, ducks and geese move in. 

Feast your eyes from any of our seven hides – look out for birds of prey."

Please do take care on the paths as some are rugged.


A drop-in craft session for children is taking place on Sunday 15th July - click View Owners Website for more details.


RSPB members: FreeNon-members:Adult £3Child £1Family £6


Visitor centre Children's activity rucksacks to borrow. Car park : There is no height restriction, but there is narrow lane access that is unsuitable for towing. There is a bicycle rack. Brass rubbing trail. Toilets Picnic area Binocular hire Guided walks available Gift shop Please note: This is a natural site with rugged pathways so not ideal for buggies.

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