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.
Farmlands are brilliant places to watch nature whether
it's the spectacles of birds feeding on the fields or deer in the dense cover
of wooded areas.
- Farmlands offer amazing opportunities for
wildlife watching. Why not take a few tips from the Nature's Calendar team on
bird watching and deer spotting?
Farm - Visitor Guide
Red Kite Centre, Gigrin Farm, South Street, Rhayader, Powys, Wales. |
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Welsh Kite Trust - 01597 825981
kit:||Binoculars, rain proof jacket.|
watching:||Bird-watching, nature trail, daily feeding
sessions at 2pm (winter) and 3pm (summer).|
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.
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. |
round except Christmas Day. Visitor Centre open daily from 1pm - 5pm.|
£3.00; OAP £2.50; Children (16 or under) £1.00.|
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