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“Lovly day lots to see”

Gilfach Nature Reserve
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Received a good welcome at the farmhouse. The recommended walk was good although it was cold so the birds were not showing well. The dipper hide lacked the dipper but did had a pied flycatcher in a nestbox. Picniced near the falls.I will come back.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Situated off the main road, 10 minutes N of Rhyader. Gilfach is particularly worth visiting because of the wide variety of habitats, from open moorland to oak woodland and river valleys. This results in a good variety of bird species - in a couple of hours we had good views of Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Dipper, Goosander, Wood Warbler and Red Kites as well as a range of commoner species.

Get there early and you'll have the place to yourself.

Thank GwentLarry
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

This place is wonderful with its beautiful views and easy to follow wayward walks. But what the heck is that monstrosity made of lichen! Why not a red kite, otter, or anything not a weird blob! I’ve been told by a local lady that the building costs £40,000 That is ridiculous! If you want to bring more people in, you need to spend the money more wisely maybe on a park for kids to bring families in, cafe etc. I fear that lichen thingy won’t bring anyone in. Sorry it is a lovely place with lovely walks but the new build doesn’t make me want to go there. Just the walks and scenery !

Thank Elaine F
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Two places to park and start the walks. Either just of the main road or up by the farmhouse. By the farmhouse are toilets and the chance to make you own hot drinks with an honesty box.

We followed the yellow walk down to the hide and along the river past the falls. Signage seemed ok even though others said it was poor.

The pathways were in a good condition even with all the weather that had been around only a bit muddy and wet in places.

The only downside was the lack of wildlife, will have to come back during another season.

If your in the area give it a visit.

1  Thank Craig B
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

On passing by, on the way to Rhayader, we decided to come back another day to visit.
There are 2 car parks, one near the turn off from the main road, the other a mile or so further on, an honesty donation is requested. We parked further on, at the Old Barn. There are information boards and a barn with interesting displays, a toilet that was actually open and hot drink facilities with an honesty box. How lovely to see that.
We took the yellow walk, down to the Otter hide then following the river. No otters I’m afraid.
Not far on through the meadow are some pretty water falls. We didn’t complete the 3 mile walk but it was well enough signposted. There are a couple of other trails and plenty of picnic benches. A lovely place.

1  Thank Julie B
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