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Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve

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if you love birds visit this place - lovely to stroll round and take time listen to the bird song... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Doroithy M
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

A nice reserve although perhaps the 'easy' description for the salt marsh walk needs revising to... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Helen J
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

if you love birds visit this place - lovely to stroll round and take time listen to the bird song and enjoy the stillness of the wonder of creation. Recommended

Thank Doroithy M
Reviewed 14 August 2018

A nice reserve although perhaps the 'easy' description for the salt marsh walk needs revising to moderate. There are a variety of paths, none of them wheelchair or buggy friendly. There are inclines (as you might expect) but under foot it is rather crumbly in...More

1  Thank Helen J
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We are RSPB members so there was no charge for us to visit but we made a donation anyway because it really is an excellent reserve with well laid out paths, well kept hides, a nice little gift shop and knowledgeable wardens. The birds are...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We visited here on the weekend in the evening. We were amazed as there was nobody else here. There is a log cabin visitor centre by the car park, with the most squirrels I have ever seen in one place. None of them were scared,...More

1  Thank Courtney M
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Cost is not cheap, we paid £24 for 4 adults and 2 kids, but all goes to RSPB so that is fine. The site is very peaceful and isolated, there are many well placed hides and boardwalks and a nice big area right by the...More

Thank KingOfTheNorth99
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

The best RSPB reserve . Brilliant birding in wonderfully diverse habitats with stunning scenery . The place to see wood warblers , redstarts and pied flycatchers .

1  Thank cliff d
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Visited today, beautiful reserve, lovely walks and amazing birds. Not a very good welcome on arrival at the reception and when we didn’t join rspb felt totally dismissed. Only saw one bird feeder at reception and it was empty !! Only one member of staff...More

Thank egerton6
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Absolutely loved this place. very tranquil with some great walks and birding to be had. The hides are well sighted and even though it was a beautiful day and the carpark was pretty full it didn't seem too busy. The shop staff were very friendly...More

2  Thank TeaWithQ
Reviewed 4 May 2018

This wildlife reserve was well worth a visit for both the experienced and novice bird watcher. The setting was stunning in the early spring with many varieties of birds and wild flowers in evidence. I have 2 criticisms though, hence not 5 stars. The site...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 26 April 2018

I have now visited Ynys-Hir twice and although it may not have birds in the numbers that the RSPB's flagship reserve of Minsmere has it does have a magic of its own. With its mix of woodland, marsh, grassland and estuary it is a lovely...More

1  Thank felixstowejohn
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Ian G
12 June 2018|
Response from KingOfTheNorth99 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Website should tell you, but really not sure it fits with the bird watching theme, and viewing birds from hides. I did not see any certainly.