Expect the unexpected!
Once estuary, reclaimed grazing, then conifer plantation and finally wildlife-rich wetland, the land at Cors Dyfi has seen many changes. Today the reserve is a mixture of bog, swamp, wet woodland and scrub supporting a plethora of animals and plants, including the magnificent Osprey, which bred on the reserve, for the first time, in 2011. If you're lucky, you may also spot an otter or dormouse!
Best time to visit
The Ospreys are typically around from April to September. Spring and Summer are also the best times to see many of Cors Dyfi’s other plants and animals, such as Common Lizard, Nightjar, Grasshopper, Reed & Sedge Warblers, Yellow Flag and Four-spotted Chaser. The Trust’s Water Buffalo graze the reserve during the Summer.
To find out more about the Dyfi Osprey Project click here.
|Sedge Warbler||Four-spotted Chaser|
|Grasshopper Warbler||Common Lizard|
Visiting Cors Dyfi: The reserve is open year round, from 10am - 6pm from April to September, and at weekends and special events during the winter months. Please check the Dyfi Osprey Project website for more precise dates and times. There is a suggested donation scheme (£2.50 individual, £5 families and £10 season ticket) to help cover the costs of running the Dyfi Osprey Project and Cors Dyfi reserve.
With the exception of the elevated bird hide, the site is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Facilities include visitor centre and a small cafe, a hide on stilts and toilets including a disabled toilet.
There is currently 300m of boardwalk which is fully open with another 230m under construction. A brand new 360 Observatory will open at the end of the summer.
Due to the changes to the reserve, brought about by the above development, access to dogs is currently restricted to the car park only, whilst a review of dog access is undertaken.
Directions & transport: Cors Dyfi is 3.5 miles south west of Machynlleth on the A487 Abersytwyth road. Approximately 2.5 miles south of Derwenlas, turn right just after Morben Isaf caravan park. Park in the reserve car park.
The nearest bus stop (Llyfnant Valley Bridge) is approximately 500m south of the reserve entrance.
The nearest rail station is Machynlleth. Visitors are asked not to use Dyfi Junction station as there is no access to the reserve from here.