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Gilfach Nature Reserve

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A little secret

This Nature reserve is very special, we enjoyed two walks along the River Marteg and didn't meet... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim C
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So beautiful

These folks really have got the signing right for all the walk options and most are easy and not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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Gilfach Gilfach Marteg Bridge, Rhayader LD6 5LF, Wales
+44 1597 823298
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These folks really have got the signing right for all the walk options and most are easy and not too long. They make it all so interesting and enjoyable. We did the 2.3m walk in the time suggested and loved the variety of scenery and...More

Thank prisbishop67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gilfach nature reserve is a little gem of a nature reserve. It is peaceful and quiet and on the day we visited not busy at all. If you are interested in birds there is plenty to see. There are a few circular walks that are...More

Thank Benno Z
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We were staying at a camping site in Llangurig. Had visited Rhayader for some lunch and decided to stop off on our way back to the site. We gave our dogs a walk on their extendable leads from the front car park, along a fern...More

Thank john m
Reviewed 24 May 2018

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
Reviewed 21 May 2018

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
Reviewed 19 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.

1  Thank Old_Fotofart
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...More

Thank GwentLarry
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Elaine F
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
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Lee E
3 September 2017|
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It says you can on the Visit Wales web site.