Dolydd Hafren Nature Reserve is now open, but please note that the path is only open up to the first hide. Wasps have set up home in the second hide and a tree has fallen across the path. Follow us on social media or check back here for further updates.
Know before you go
Parking informationFollow track down to the Trust car park, but please note that the track is very rough in places and is therefore difficult to access without a 4x4.
Paths generally flat, steps to access both elevated hides
Paths generally flat, steps to access both elevated hides. Contact the Trust for disabled access information.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMarch to June, August to October
About the reserve
The forces of nature are very obvious at Dolydd Hafren. On one side are the plants and animals trying to keep their roots in the ground and a roof over their head and on the other is the River Severn that, at times, causes complete chaos! Erosion caused by tremendous surges of water after heavy rain means that habitats are frequently destroyed, but on the flip side, this is exactly when new habitats are also created. The great diversity of habitats on this natural floodplain provides for a wealth of wildlife from the rare, inconspicuous Mudwort to the frequently spotted Brown Hare; and if birds are your thing, then Dolydd Hafren is hard to beat!
With such a diversity of species, there is plenty to see at Dolydd Hafren all year round. Migration season in Spring and Autumn can be the most exciting time; you never know what you might see!
For up to the minute bird sightings at Dolydd Hafren, the Montgomery Bird Blog is a great place to start: montgomerybirdblog.blogspot.co.uk
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