Wildlife & Nature
Welcome to a place where nature's wonders unfold in all their splendour—a place so teeming with wildlife that some kind of magical encounter is virtually guaranteed...
...And don't worry, we're your guides to adventure! We'll take you badger watching under the starry skies, on bug-hunting expeditions through lush forests, and bat detecting after sunset. We'll even teach you how to track wild animals through the heart of Powys' wilderness.
Prepare to embark on a wildlife journey like no other, where you'll get up close and personal with some of the most remarkable creatures in the animal kingdom.
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking Elan Valley—an expansive 70 square miles of pristine river, reservoir, and ancient forest. This natural wonderland houses 12 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), making it a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists alike, including deer, otters, and stoats.
Discover the RSPB's 24,000-acre nature reserve at Lake Vyrnwy—a stronghold of the majestic peregrine falcon. Witness these magnificent birds of prey in breathtaking aerial action amid the tranquil beauty of the reserve. Keep an eye out for elusive pine martens and red squirrels.
Red Kite Feeding Station:
Experience the thrill of seeing our most iconic bird of prey, the red kite, in action. Visit the Red Kite Feeding Station at Gigrin Farm near Rhayader, where you can witness their spectacular displays nearly every single day. Keep an eye out for the playful antics of foxes and badgers.
Explore the magnificent Powis Castle, where history meets nature. As you wander through the enchanting gardens and woodlands, keep your eyes peeled for the graceful presence of deer—a captivating sight against the backdrop of this historic estate.
Meet the Osprey:
From April to August, venture to the Dyfi Osprey Project near Machynlleth. This project provides telescopes, binoculars, and live television pictures, allowing you to observe these magnificent birds in their natural habitat. Don't forget to watch for the telltale signs of otters along the riverbanks.
The Dyfi Osprey Project now features a state-of-the-art observatory platform, offering an unparalleled wildlife viewing experience. Follow the boardwalk to the observatory and enjoy the incredible 360-degree panoramic views. Look out for signs of otters and water voles.
In Powys, wildlife is not just a sight to behold; it's an adventure waiting to happen. Join us in celebrating the diverse and majestic creatures, including marvellous mammals, that call our region home.
Get ready for wildlife encounters that will leave you breathless and memories that will last a lifetime.
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