Dolydd Hafren from the air copyright Brayton Holt

Dolydd Hafren nature Reserve from the air © Brayton Holt

Flowering Rush at Dolydd Hafren Nature Reserve

Flowering Rush at Dolydd Hafren Nature Reserve © MWT

Arable field at Dolydd Hafren

Arable field at Dolydd Hafren Nature Reserve © MWT

Dolydd Hafren Nature Reserve in the winter

Dolydd Hafren Nature Reserve in the winter © MWT

Floodplain mosaic

Location

1.5 miles past Forden village
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 8NN

OS Map Reference

SJ201000
A static map of Dolydd Hafren

Know before you go

Size
41 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Follow 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.

Grazing animals

Cattle

Walking trails

Paths generally flat, steps to access both elevated hides

Access

Paths generally flat, steps to access both elevated hides. Contact the Trust for disabled access information.

Dogs

On a lead

Facilities

Bird hides

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

March 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 

Follow this nature reserve on social media using #DolyddHafren

Contact us

Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01938 555654
Contact email: info@montwt.co.uk