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Gilfach Nature Reserve

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Gorgeous place

This is a beautiful place, even on a cold wet spring day such as we've just experienced. Normally... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2016
Josie P
Alcester, United Kingdom

This is such a hidden treasure. We had a good few hours here walking responsibly with our dog on a... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Angela R
London, United Kingdom
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Gilfach Gilfach Marteg Bridge, Rhayader LD6 5LF, Wales
+44 1597 823298
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All reviews lovely place car park red kites long house old railway an abundance of wildlife main road open moorland beautiful walk dog owners stunning scenery few hours information boards cup of tea couple of hours farmhouse dippers
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

This is a beautiful place, even on a cold wet spring day such as we've just experienced. Normally very good for bird life but understandably they were hunkering down out of the wind and hail. We still enjoyed the walk though as did the dog...More

1  Thank Josie P
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is such a hidden treasure. We had a good few hours here walking responsibly with our dog on a lead and enjoying the peace, the calm and the wonderful views and wildlife. The careful placing of seats was much appreciated as was the caring...More

1  Thank Angela R
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Gilfach is a large open area just 3 miles north of Rhayader, off the A370. There is a small car park on the right just as you turn in and an explanation of the area, its wildlife, flora and fauna close at hand. There is...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 15 March 2016

What an amazing sight seeing red kites swooping down to feed well worth 5 admission cafe not cheap but food looked good.

Thank 338landon123
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We went to this wonderful nature reserve for the talk on Fungi. I had not expected to be so engrossed, it was just something different to do.The speakers name is Ray Woods, who is a local expert. He is an amazing, knowledgeable, passionate speaker who...More

Thank Cynthia T
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Nature reserve offering self-guided walks. Beautifully tranquil, riverside walks and waterfall with viewing platform. Small museum with self-made refreshments and an honesty box.

Thank PipR57
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We came upon this place as part of our Wye valley walk. We were hot after the walk over the hills from Rhayader so it was a pleasant place to stop on have a cup of tea. The exhibition was pleasant enough showing how this...More

Thank amberdobber
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Visited for the first time recently. It is accessed along a narrow road through a nature reserve with spectacular views. When we arrived the car park entrance was blocked by a workmans van who despite seeing us did not move the vehicle. We had to...More

Thank stephen h
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We went to the nature reserve early on Sunday morning and on the whole walk, we only saw one or two other couples. It was so peaceful, tranquil and beautiful it was hard to believe. The paths are clearly marked with lots of signs on...More

3  Thank Hayley W
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Five and a dog happened upon this tranquil spot, a delightful setting for an explore of Welsh wildlife and scenery. Recommended by a friend who said this was her favourite place in mid Wales we were not disappointed. We did not expect to find any...More

1  Thank Tilly T
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25 September 2018|
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.
6 September 2018|
Response from TheBurtfamily | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. We took ours