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Nature Trail:Ynyslas Walking Trails at Dyfi National Nature Reserve

Ynyslas

Ynyslas

Ynyslas

Nature Trail

Ynyslas Visitor Centre,
Borth,
Ceredigion,
SY24 5JZ

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Details

Ynyslas is part of the Dyfi National Nature Reserve which is a 2,000 hectare reserve that includes the Dyfi estuary and Cors Fochno. There is a 500 metre boardwalk from the visitor centre across the dunes to the beach and a shell path from the visitor centre to a boardwalk across the dunes to the beach.

The landscape and wildlife varies at Ynyslas depending on which time of year you visit and you can take a stroll through the ever-changing dunes and along the seashore, it is accessible to wheelchair users. There are stunning displays of flowers in spring and summer, and colourful fungi in the autumn.

DUNE WALK
Grade: Easy | Distance: 1¼ miles/2 kilometres
Stride through the ever-changing dunes and along the seashore, with stunning displays of flowers in spring and summer and colourful fungi in autumn.

YNYSLAS WALK
Grade: Easy | Distance: 2½ miles/4 kilometres
Experience a rich variety of habitat including sand dunes, seashore, farmland and then saltmarsh, with stunning views of the estuary

The boardwalk around the bog starts from the parking area.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION
There is a small car park for Blue Badge holders only beside the main access road to Ynyslas, 30 metres south of the beach car park.

There is access from the Blue Badge holders car park via a hard surfaced track and wooden ramp suitable for wheelchairs to the Ynyslas Visitor Centre. A section of the dune walk is accessible for wheelchair users from the visitor centre going south for 300m to the main dune slack; there are gentle gradients along this section. The toilets at Ynyslas Visitor Centre are accessible.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Opening Details

Open all the time

Ynyslas Visitor Centre is open daily between 9am and 5pm from Easter to the end of October.
The car park is open all year round but is dependent upon high tide levels. The reserve and walking trails are open all year round.

Prices

The car park is on tidal sands which are covered by seawater on high spring tides. Please take note of tide times on warning sign displayed at the entrance during periods with high tides.

Car parking costs £2.

There is a small car park for disabled visitors only beside the main access road to Ynyslas, 30 metres south of the beach car park.

There is access from the disabled visitors car park via a hard surfaced track and wooden ramp suitable for wheelchairs to the Ynyslas Visitor Centre.

Address

Ynyslas Visitor Centre,
Borth,
Ceredigion,
SY24 5JZ

Directions

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Map reference: SN 610940  Lat: 52.52772 Long: -4.05029

Ynyslas is 14 miles north of Aberystwyth.

It is in the county of Ceredigion.

Ynyslas is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map OL 23.

Take the A487 from Aberystwyth towards Machynlleth.

In Tre'r-ddol turn left onto the B4353.

After 3½ miles, turn right and follow the minor road alongside the dunes and golf course to the car park.

The car park is on the beach and it is flooded in high tides.

Please note tide times on car park entrance sign

The nearest mainline railway station is in Borth.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Notes

There is a circular boardwalk at Cors Fochno, which is suitable for wheelchair users.