Wetland wildlife haven

Cors Dyfi is a wonderful 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.

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 even spot an otter or dormouse.

Our Dyfi Osprey Project website is packed with information on the ospreys and the nature reserve they call home: click here.

Best time to visit

PLEASE NOTE that the Dyfi Osprey Project, which includes the cafe, visitor centre, 360 Observatory & toilets, is now closed until Spring 2019. The reserve boardwalks are open during daylight hours everyday, except Thursdays.


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 see Otters and Red Kites on the reserve.

Cors Dyfi Osprey pair © MWT

Visiting Cors Dyfi
Facilities include Dyfi 360 Observatory, elevated bird hide, visitor centre with a small shop & basic refreshments and accessible toilets. We have educational facilities on site and welcome group bookings.

Dogs are welcome in the car park and visitor centre, but with the exception of Assistance Dogs, dogs are not allowed on the reserve. Water bowls are provided.

Suggested donation scheme to help cover costs; free to MWT members; £4 adult (children free), £8 weekly pass, £15 season pass.

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Nearby nature reserves

Cwm Clettwr
5 miles - The Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales
7 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
8 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

SY20 8SR
Map reference
SN 703 984
Great for...
a family day out
spring migrant birds
stunning views
Best time to visit
Apr - Sep
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Opening Times
Boardwalk open during daylight hours everyday except Thursdays. The Dyfi Osprey Project is now closed.
Gift shop
Visitor centre
Picnic facilities
Disabled toilet
Baby changing
16.80 hectares

With the exception of the elevated bird hide, the site is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
Walking information
Wheelchair accessible boardwalks
Park in the free car park just off the main road
Guide dogs only
Grazing animals
Water Buffalo in fenced areas
Reserve manager
Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01654 781414 / 01938 555654