Wetland wildlife haven

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.

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.


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.

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.
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Nearby nature reserves

Abercorris
7 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
Glaslyn
8 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Bugeilyn
8 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Location
3.5 miles south west of Machynlleth on the A487 Abersytwyth road
Derwenlas
Powys
SY20 8SR
Map reference
SN 703 984
Great for...
a family day out
birdwatching
reptiles
spring migrant birds
stunning views
Best time to visit
Apr - Sep
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Opening Times
March to September: open every day, 10am and 5pm. October to February: open 10am to 4pm, every Saturday and Sunday.
Facilities
Cafe
Gift shop
Visitor centre
Picnic facilities
Toilets
Disabled toilet
Size
16.80 hectares
Access
Yes

With the exception of the bird hide and upper levels of the Observatory, the site is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
Walking information
Wheelchair accessible boardwalks
Parking
Park in the large free car park just off the main road
Dogs
Guide dogs only
Grazing animals
Water Buffalo in fenced areas
Reserve manager
Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01654 781414 / 01938 555654
info@montwt.co.uk