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Gilfach Nature Reserve

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Address: Gilfach Marteg Bridge, Rhayader LD6 5LF, Wales
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+44 1597 823298

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Leaping salmon!

had a nice walk from the carpark to otter hide and while viewing the waterfall saw a couple of leaping salmon!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 November 2016
Andy H
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

had a nice walk from the carpark to otter hide and while viewing the waterfall saw a couple of leaping salmon!!

3 Thank Andy H
East Yorkshire
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We'd been walking for hours and walked into this nature reserve, it was a grey day but we were stunned by the scenery, it must be breathtaking in the sunshine. An old building houses the museum/information centre with toilets which were a welcome sight, slightly stunned to find a corner with tea, coffee, water, kettle etc to make your own... More 

Thank Mad-on-Maldives
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Found this place on the way home from a holiday to north Wales so didn't have the time to stay long. A great variety of trees and plants. The gorse and heather were in flower making the whole place colourful. Saw many birds including red kites. Plenty of parking and picnic tables. Fantastic scenery very peaceful.Pity we couldn't stay longer... More 

Thank sarahk592016
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We visited here on the last day of our family holiday to Wales! The weather was stunning and very warm. It is an absolute must if you enjoy peaceful walks, adventure and amazing views! Great to bring a picnic and take in the landscapes. Could explore for miles... If the weathers good! 5*

Thank missb_777
Bath, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Lovely relaxing place. Warden friendly and helpful and yes we did see an otter at the waterfall! Honesty box for tea and coffee. Plenty of way marked walks.

Thank Linda P
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Great views and walks/cycle routes. Visitor centre with cafe and plenty of outdoor seating. Wildlife is everywhere you look and it's a particularly great location to watch red kites - walk up to the top of the sighting area if you have time. Very beautiful and peaceful location.

Thank Mand789
Faversham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

A brilliant place to find on a long walk. Little bits of information and basic refreshments available.

Thank Jo J
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Didn't know what to expect but it was absolutely fantastic, the walk round the reserve was stunning the scenery has the Wow factor, saw the Pied Flycatcher, Kites, Tree pipits, and the icing on the cake was the sound of the Cuckoo the whole time we we're on the reserve, a fantastic day will return.

Thank 501tricia
United Kingdom
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106 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

A stunning nature reserve. This was a quick visit on my way home. I hoped to see Dipper and Pied Flycatcher from the hide over the stream. I was not disappointed. This is a stunning location for wildlife and walking

Thank HappyTraveller995
Llanidloes, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

I visited Gilfach with two friends yesterday. Only found out about it from the Internet, and what a find. Local, and so delightful, if you enjoy peace, wildlife and beautiful scenery. A warm sunny day completed the perfection. A lovely rural setting, lots of information and a variety of walks. Really friendly staff and a great cup of coffee/tea. Saw... More 

Thank HeatherHughes522

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