Llyn Coed y Dinas

Llyn Coed y Dinas in early spring

Llyn Coed y Dinas Nature Reserve in early Spring © MWT

Lapwings in flight at Llyn Coed y Dinas copyright Patrick Cheshire

Lapwings in flight at Llyn Coed y Dinas Nature Reserve © Patrick Cheshire

Bittern at Llyn Coed y Dinas in snow & ice

Bittern at Llyn Coed y Dinas Nature Reserve in snow & ice © MWT

Following the lifting of most Covid restrictions by the Welsh Government on Saturday 7th August, we are now in a position to re-open the hide at Llyn Coed y Dinas to the public.  The hide will open on Wednesday 11th August 2021.  All visitors to the hide are encouraged to wear a face covering, especially if they are sharing the hide with other visitors.  The hide is not staffed so extra care should be taken when touching any of the surfaces and the use of hand sanitizer after visiting is advised.

151 birds
159 butterflies & moths
8 dragonflies & damselflies
Wildlife service station


Just off the Welshpool bypass
SY21 8RP

OS Map Reference

A static map of Llyn Coed y Dinas

Know before you go

8 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Park in the reserve car park

Walking trails

Paths are level, even & surfaced, suitable for wheelchairs


All paths and hide are wheelchair accessible


On a lead
Dogs not allowed inside bird hide


Bird hides
Picnic area

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

March to June, August to October

About the reserve

Created from a gravel pit, quarried to provide material for the creation of the Welshpool bypass, Llyn Coed y Dinas is a fantastic home for all sorts of wildlife. Some of these call the reserve home all year round, while others visit at specific times of the year, either to breed and raise their young or to shelter from the winter weather. Some prefer to use the site as a “wildlife service station”, dropping in for a rest and a meal before heading off elsewhere.

You never know what you might see on a visit to Llyn Coed y Dinas, so it is worth popping in whenever you can. Spring and autumn migration are particularly exciting, with a good chance of something unusual making an appearance. Some winters, a very confiding Bittern has even taken up residence in the reeds right in front of the hide!

Follow this reserve on social media at #LlynCoedyDinas

Contact us

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