Know before you go
Parking informationPark in the small car park down the track to the right of the gates
Paths are reasonably level and even, but not surfaced and can be very muddy at times. From car park, walk back along the access track and then along canal towpath for approx. 300yds to reserve entrance.
Please contact the Trust for disabled access information
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July, September to November
About the reserve
This reserve was once part of the sewage farm next door! Birds, who seem to be attracted to such places, were already regular visitors, so when the Environment Agency and the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust remodelled the site in 1996, it was easy to encourage the birds to stay. Shallow margins attract waders, whilst deeper water allows ducks and geese dabbling room! Islands and special gravel 'cliffs' were created to allow birds safe places to nest.
Birds can be spotted at any time of year, but don’t miss Spring/Summer for breeding activity and Autumn/Winter for the chance to spot something unusual. Keep your eyes open for Otter, as the Newtown area is one of the best places in the area to see them.
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