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Nature Reserve, free entry

Llyn Coed y Dinas Teaching Area

Llyn Coed y Dinas Teaching Area

Llyn Coed y Dinas Teaching Area

Details

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.

Best time to visit
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 of the more unusual birds spotted at the reserve in the last year include Bittern, Mandarin Duck, Gadwall, Mediterranean Gull, Common Tern, Arctic Tern and Pintail.

Visiting Llyn Coed y Dinas:
The site is fully accessible to wheelchair users, including the spacious bird hide. Well-behaved dog owners are welcome - remember, you dog doesn't know that it is a nature reserve, so please help us retain this privilege by keeping him on a lead and clearing up any mess.

Accepts groups

Mobile phone coverageChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open at all times.

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Enquiries

Address

Welshpool,
Powys,
SY21 8RP

Location

Directions

Plan route to Llyn Coed y Dinas Nature Reserve using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 761016  Lat: 52.63939 Long: -3.15189

Easily accessible, Llyn Coed y Dinas is two miles south of Welshpool at the point where the A483 (by pass) joins the old main road (A490). Go 100m up the A490 towards Welshpool centre from the junction and turn into the clearly marked reserve car park.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Welshpool station

Facilities

  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed