Cors Dyfi

Osprey 3J carries nesting material at the Dyfi Osprey Project copyright MWT

Osprey 3J carries nesting material at the Dyfi Osprey Project © MWT

Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve 2021 copyright MWT

Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve © MWT

Red Campion growing out of boardwalk at Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve copyright MWT

Summer view of the boardwalk at Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve © MWT

Cors Dyfi Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve

Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve in the autumn © MWT

NEW OPENING TIMES - Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve, including the Dyfi Wildlife Centre, is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm, until Christmas. It is no longer necessary to pre-book for your visit, but face coverings remain mandatory indoors in Wales.

 

112 birds, including breeding Ospreys
504 moths
18 dragonflies & damselflies
24 mammals, including dormouse!
Wetland wildlife haven, home to the Dyfi Ospreys

Location

Derwenlas
Machynlleth
Powys
SY20 8SR

OS Map Reference

SN703984
A static map of Cors Dyfi

Know before you go

Size
17 hectares

Entry fee

£6 adult, £2 children over 5yrs; free for MWT members & children under 5ys. Season ticket - £20.

Parking information

Park in the reserve car park

Walking trails

Discover the reserve along the network of boardwalks

Access

The site is fully accessible to wheelchair users

Dogs

Guide dogs only
and Assistance dogs only

Facilities

Visitor centre
Bird hides
Toilets
Shop
Cafe/refreshments
Picnic area
Accessible toilet
Baby changing facilities

When to visit

Opening times

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm, until Christmas. We are closed Mondays and Tuesdays for reserve maintenance.

It is no longer necessary to pre-book for your visit, but face coverings remain mandatory indoors in Wales. This applies to the Dyfi Wildlife Centre and the 360 Observatory.

Best time to visit

April to September

About the reserve

The Dyfi Osprey Project, Dyfi Wildlife Centre and Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve are now open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm, until Christmas. It is no longer necessary to book for a visit. Please note that it is still mandatory to wear a face covering indoors in Wales.

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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.

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

The Ospreys are typically around 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 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.

In April 2021, we introduced a family of beavers into an enclosure on the reserve; for more information, click here.

Cors Dyfi Facilities include the brand new Dyfi Wildlife Centre, Dyfi 360 Observatory, two bird hides and accessible toilets. We have educational facilities on site and welcome group bookings. Dogs are welcome in the car park, but with the exception of Assistance Dogs, dogs are not permitted on the reserve. Water bowls are provided.

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