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Gilfach Nature Reserve

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Beautiful

We are not walkers but this was a gentle walk along well maintained paths with wonderful vistas at... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Jon G
A beautiful spot

Took a walk down to the riverside. Lots of small rapids and water falls. Plenty of signs of... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
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Gilfach Gilfach Marteg Bridge, Rhayader LD6 5LF, Wales
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

We are not walkers but this was a gentle walk along well maintained paths with wonderful vistas at every turn. The waterfall was a high light of the walk. A lovely 2 hour escape from the hurly burly of lifr.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jon G
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Took a walk down to the riverside. Lots of small rapids and water falls. Plenty of signs of wildlife but we were probably too chatty to see anything! The old farmhouse is worth a visit too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank islandgirl1958
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Brilliant wildlife guided tour. Invigorating in the wet weather which meant the waterfalls and rivers were gushing and rushing. Excellent facilities and friendly helpful knowledgeable people to inform you and answer questions. Well maintained paths and good signage to lead you around. Super afternoon. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Linda W
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is the most amazing place; acres of wild for you to wander through, a traditional byre where you can make yourself a cup of coffee for a donation, please be generous. There are hides, picnic tables, restrooms, waterfalls, kingfishers, dippers, a new delight on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Completely bowled over by the kites - I'd recommend this to everyone. We saw hundreds of red kites wheeling and swooping over the field right in front of us. I videoed a few minutes of the session and I keep watching it back - absolutely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue R
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Visited here with family whilst on holiday. Lovely place for a walk with no entry fee to pay, just donations to help finance running. There are several wals from 45 mins to several hours. Ladt in reception was very helpful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TheBurtfamily
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Brilliant day out here with our two girls ( 6 & 3yrs old). We chose the oak tree trail which was a really nice length walk with lots of variety to see and fabulous views. Enjoyed foraging of Bilberrys and ground sorrel and our 3yr...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank hannah1star2015
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Went there just as it was closing. Staff extemely friendly, nothing too much to much trouble. Chose a medium walk which was well signposted. Lovely place to visit

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chris M
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Visited the Gilfach nature reserve and walked the waymarked circular route. Wonderful range of habitats and plenty of wildlife to see, When we were up at the visitor centre one of the staff came out to talk to our children and gave us all a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike A
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This Nature reserve is very special, we enjoyed two walks along the River Marteg and didn't meet anyone! Brilliant!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Bevan92
25 September 2018|
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Response from Pearblossom123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is free. There is a delightful byre where you can make yourself a cup of coffee with a box for donations and rest room facilities. I cannot recommend this place enough.
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claireburke
6 September 2018|
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Response from TheBurtfamily | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. We took ours
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