Know before you go
Entry feeSuggested donation scheme to help cover costs; free to MWT members; £4 adult (children free), £8 weekly pass, £15 season pass.
Parking informationPark in the free car park just off the main road
Grazing animalsWater Buffalo in fenced areas
Discover the reserve along the network of boardwalks
With the exception of the bird hide, the site is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
When to visit
Opening timesThe reserve is currently open everyday, 10am to 5:30pm; last entry 5pm.
PLEASE NOTE: 'Dyfi Osprey Project will be closing on the 30th August 2019 in order that we can start work on the new Dyfi Wildlife Centre. There will be no access to the reserve during this construction phase, however, we look forward to welcoming you to the new centre in 2020'.
Best time to visitApril to September
About the reserve
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 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 Facilities include Dyfi 360 Observatory, two bird hides, 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 no longer allowed on the reserve. Water bowls are provided.
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