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Ynys-hir is a real gem in the Dyfi valley. Overlooking Snowdonia National Park, it is home to an array of birds, other animals and plants. Home to BBC Springwatch for three years. Discover a feeling of wildness and peace, whatever time of year you visit.

There are lots of different habitats, walking trails, and viewing hides so you can get up close to nature. The reserve covers an area of 800 hectares with a wide mix of habitats – mountain, lowland wet grassland, reedbed, bog, woodland and saltmarsh.

Walk through the woods in springtime when the bluebells form a hazy carpet and the pied flycatchers are flitting from tree to tree. Venture out to the estuary to experience winter flocks of wigeon, teal, lapwings and geese. Scan the skies for birds of prey such as hen harrier, goshawk buzzards and red kites. Warm sunny days bring out dragonflies, butterflies and lizards.

Once you’ve enjoyed a walk, relax by the log fire in the visitor centre with a hot drink and a piece of cake. Hire binoculars, pond dipping kits or have a go at the brass rubbings trail.

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