We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gilfach Nature Reserve

Features Animals
Gilfach Gilfach Marteg Bridge, Rhayader LD6 5LF, Wales
+44 1597 823298
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Friendly with great birding

Whilst in the area I called in, glad I did, saw and photographed my first Dipper and Pied... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David B
Interesting place

This is an interesting place as was the senic drive there. We attempted the circular walk but did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
deepsky
,
Barry, United Kingdom
Read all 81 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lovely place”(7 reviews)
“car park”(10 reviews)
“red kites”(9 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
13°
May
16°
Jun
17°
11°
Jul
Contact
Gilfach Gilfach Marteg Bridge, Rhayader LD6 5LF, Wales
Website
+44 1597 823298
Write a ReviewReviews (81)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"lovely place"
in 7 reviews
"car park"
in 10 reviews
"red kites"
in 9 reviews
"long house"
in 2 reviews
"old railway"
in 4 reviews
"main road"
in 2 reviews
"an abundance of wildlife"
in 2 reviews
"open moorland"
in 2 reviews
"dog owners"
in 2 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 3 reviews
"stunning scenery"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
in 3 reviews
"information boards"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"farmhouse"
in 7 reviews
"otters"
in 15 reviews
"honesty"
in 7 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Whilst in the area I called in, glad I did, saw and photographed my first Dipper and Pied Flycatcher..!!! Good facilities with great birding and opportunities to go find your own space to watch the birds (I hate birding in a crowd..). Oh and the...More

Thank David B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting place as was the senic drive there. We attempted the circular walk but did not complete. The birds were very quiet so we did not see many. The information center is very good and staff very helpful. We will definalty go...More

Thank deepsky
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1  Thank Old_Fotofart
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank GwentLarry
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

Thank Elaine F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 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...More

1  Thank Craig B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 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...More

1  Thank Julie B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Get back to nature. Wear boots and walk alongside the beautiful mountain stream either up hill from the lower car park or down hill from the top car park. Who knows, you could be lucky and see something from the otter hide. We saw kingfishers...More

Thank Alan B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Rhayader Hotels
Crown Inn
100 reviews
.13 miles away
Liverpool House
32 reviews
.27 miles away
Elan Valley Hotel
274 reviews
2.30 miles away
Hotel Commodore
252 reviews
6.99 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Triangle Inn
286 reviews
.11 miles away
The Lamb & Flag
170 reviews
.14 miles away
Ty Morgan's Bistro
217 reviews
.15 miles away
The Mirchi
141 reviews
.30 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Elan Valley
1,019 reviews
3.25 miles away
Red Kite Feeding Station & Rehabilitation Centre
625 reviews
.24 miles away
E & C Falconry Experience Ltd
37 reviews
3.51 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lee E
3 September 2017|
Answer
Response from Gail J |
It says you can on the Visit Wales web site.
0
Votes
;