A 400-acre farmland, Gilfach Farm is a nature reserve in the heart of Wales. The farm is great for bird watching because of its variety of species of birds. The farm has walking trails all around the farm, taking the visitor through woods and meadows and the Wye river bank. The buildings are in the heart of Gilfach Farm. The barn is the oldest building there, dating back to the 1800’s. The barn has now been converted into a Nature Discovery Centre which is open to the public. Though the farmhouse remains there and is a Grade II listed building.
Things to do:
Gilfach Farm has trails that lead you around the farm by taking you through woods and meadows. The trail also goes by the Wye river banks. The view is absolutely magnificent and calming.
Green Woodpeckers, Wood Warblers and restarts are normally seen in the old oak trees. Moreover, other birds include the Red Kite, diper and Pied Flycatcher. There is also a hide which is open to the public.
You will also find the occasional badger here and there which has always been quite fascinating.
How to get there:
Gilfach Farm is present just off the A470. It stands to be at least seven miles from Llangurig and two miles from Rhayader. After following the brown coloured Nature Reserve signs, you will find the visitor centre one mile after the reserve.
Radnorshire Wildlife Trust, St. Harmon, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5LF