We have a small private nature reserve on our 200 acre organic farm adjoining the Elan Valley and next to the River Wye. Many birds breed here including redstart, pied flycatcher, barn owl and dipper. Mammals include watervole and badgers.
Nant Irfon National Nature Reserve lies high in the Cambrian Mountains on steep valley slopes near the source of the river Irfon, which joins the Wye further downstream.
The reserve, situated at over 350m above sea level, is one of Wales’ most exhilarating National Nature Reserves, with breathtaking views across South Wales and the Brecon Beacons.
Pwll Penarth, a wetland nature reserve managed by the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with Severn Trent Water, lies between a bend in the river and the derelict Montgomery Canal.
This is a splendidly atmospheric wood, with all the wildlife that one associates with the best of this habitat. The surfaced all-ability path descends only very gently through the trees clinging to the valley side.
This reserve is easily visited via the Elan Valley Cycle Trail and gives fine views over Rhayader and the local countryside.
From the top of Roundton Hill it's easy to see why an Iron Age hillfort was once sited here - the vantage point offers great viewing across the surrounding countryside. In later years miners worked the hill for lead and barites.
Carngafallt is a wonderful place to see birds or simply enjoy the view. The moorland landscape looks especially colourful in late summer, while spring is the perfect time to come and see migrant birds.
Severn Farm Pond is an urban nature reserve where plants and animals can live in safety, despite the busy industrial estate surrounding them.
This unique nature trail brings Shakespeare's words to life as it links his words back to the animals and plants which inspired them; while taking you on a memorable journey along this magical and enchanting trail.
High on Plynlimon uplands this large reserve (535 acres) has some of the finest heathermoorland in Wales, a lake, blanket bog, deep ravine, scree slopes & crags.