Home of the 360 Observatory and Dyfi Osprey Project
Cors Dyfi is a wonderful little nature reserve that is teaming with wildlife. Over the last few hundred years it has seen many changes, from estuarine salt marsh to reclaimed grazing, then to conifer plantation and more recently into a wildlife rich wetland reserve.
Today the reserve is a healthy 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 are lucky you may also spot an Otter or Dormouse.
To find out more about the Dyfi Osprey Project click here.
Best time to visit
The Ospreys are typically here from April to September. Spring and Summer are also the best times to see Common Lizards, Nightjars, Grasshopper, Reed & Sedge Warblers, Yellow Flag Iris and Four-spotted Chasers. The Trust’s Water Buffalo graze the reserve during the Summer. The winter brings a host of small birds to the feeders as well as Barnacle Geese and Hen Harriers to the wider reserve. During the winter you may even glimpse the elusive Bittern in the reed beds. Year round we regularly see Otters and Red Kites on the reserve.
|Reed Warbler||Nightjar||Common Darter||Snipe|
|Sedge Warbler||Four-spotted Chaser||Smooth Newt||Barnacle Goose|
|Grasshopper Warbler||Common Lizard||Palmate Newt||Otter|
|cottongrass||Yellow Flag||Bog Myrtle||Great Reedmace|
Visiting Cors Dyfi: Cors Dyfi is open every day from April to September 2014 between 10.00am and 6.00pm. Last entry 5.00pm.
From October to March the reserve is open with reduced hours please check before visiting.
There is a suggested donation scheme (£2.50 individual, £5 families and £10 season ticket) to help cover costs. The Dyfi 360 Observatory is nearing completion and will be open as soon as possible.
With the exception of the elevated bird hide, the site is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Facilities include visitor centre with a small shop & basic refreshments; there is a disabled toilet.
Dogs are welcome in the car park and visitor centre, but with the exception of Assistance Dogs, dogs are no longer allowed on the reserve. Water bowls are provided.
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.