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Gilfach Nature Reserve

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Gilfach Marteg Bridge, Rhayader LD6 5LF, Wales
+44 1597 823298
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This is a secret reserve as it is tucked away. Two parking (donation) areas one just off main road... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Southern England
Fantastic location but poor sign posting for walks

The scenery on this reserve is breathtaking although we saw very little wildlife. We parked in the... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Jill S
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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“car park” (9 reviews)
“red kites” (8 reviews)
“old railway” (4 reviews)
Gilfach Marteg Bridge, Rhayader LD6 5LF, Wales
+44 1597 823298
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Reviewed 24 October 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

Thank travell_a_lot
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The scenery on this reserve is breathtaking although we saw very little wildlife. We parked in the top car park and after studying the information board decided that the 3 mile nature trail would make a good walk. So, we took the path by the...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 8 September 2017

My wife and I visited during a wet and cold week in September, so not the ideal time. However the area covered by this reserve is unspoilt and varied. There are some spectacular views. The trails are easy to follow although a few were sodden...More

Thank inquizitormike
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Often cannot visit this sort of place as wife uses a wheelchair. However here the staff were very helpful & there was even an accessible toilet. Although the farm yard is a bit rough there are several short walks to give lovely views of the...More

Thank An_English_Man
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We went in November to see the wild salmon leaping up the Marteg waterfuls. Incredible! We have also walked the monks trod and been on a guided walk with BBC spring watch's Iolo Williams. There is so much to see and it is an ever...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is such a lovely place. So peaceful and very unspoilt. The trails are very well maintained. Some fantastic views. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Rebp1
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous place to visit and just gutted that all land animals were in hiding while we visited. Regardless. . . The views were amazing . We started from the lower car park and the walk down after the visitor centre was a little overgrown and...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 3 May 2017

have stopped here a few times but sadly never had enough time time to explore thoroughly. The small visitor cnetre has some interesting exhibits and the dtaff were friendly.

1  Thank filligirl
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Just the most amazing experience, sitting in a hide watching what must have been hundreds of red kites feeding on a sunny spring afternoon. Good value for money.

Thank Pearblossom123
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
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