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Thirteen years ago Gigrin Farm, mid-Wales, was just another upland sheep farm nestled high above sea level in the Wye and Elan valleys.

But today the farm is a popular visitors' spot thanks to one of the largest populations of Red Kites in the UK.

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Gigrin Farm - Visitor Guide

Address:The Red Kite Centre, Gigrin Farm, South Street, Rhayader, Powys, Wales.
Postcode LD6 5BL
Telephone:01597 810243
Welsh Kite Trust - 01597 825981
Essential kit:Binoculars, rain proof jacket.
Nature watching:Bird-watching, nature trail, daily feeding sessions at 2pm (winter) and 3pm (summer).
Access:Three of the five hides are wheelchair friendly with ramps and internal access. Parking directly outside the hides is possible for those not able to walk the 100 metres from the car park.
At the farm itself there are low ramps providing access to the disabled toilet, the Kite Centre and shop and the entire yard has been resurfaced to make it easier for wheelchair users.
Visitors with special requirements are advised to call beforehand to make arrangements.
Getting there:By road from Rhayader, take the A470 South and you'll see the signpost to the farm about half a mile from the town, on the left hand side.
Opening times:Year round except Christmas Day. Visitor Centre open daily from 1pm - 5pm.
Charges:Adults £3.00; OAP £2.50; Children (16 or under) £1.00.
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