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The Celtic Rain Forest RSPB Gwenffrwd-Dinas

Common Redstart (Male) One of the most unique and incredible places to birdwatch in Wales has to be RSPB Gwenffrwd-Dinas (Dinas) The reserve is situated around a hill named "Dinas" in mid-wales a few miles outside the town of Llandovery. The hill ( I can't help but call it a mountain) which is 331 meters high has steep slopes that are covered in predominantly Atlantic Oak and Alder Trees and other areas covered in scrubland. I did some research about Atlantic Rainforests and according to the Woodland Trust , this type of habitat is found in places that have high rainfall but with low variation in temperature throughout the year. I have been visiting Dinas with my three amigo friends for the last couple of years and I must admit it is one of the only places that I have been to that has thousands of Oak trees densely packed around a mountain like this. When I walk into the woodland I imagine I am in something out of J R Tolkiens Lord of The Rings. It really is magical. Din

The Goldcliff Lagoons Guide and Map


I have been working on an additional page to my blog that is named the Goldcliff Lagoons Guide. The page includes a basic map of the reserve in a diagram format to make it easy for visitors to find their way around to the hides and platforms.

To compliment the map I have also written a brief overview of the hides and platforms describing what can be seen from them including handy tips, key species, and rarities observed.

This is my first stab at this so to speak and I hope people find it useful as I am often asked is their a map and where are the best places to watch the birds from.

I am planning to update the page with more useful details and photographs.

Please take a look at and spread the word to anyone who is planning to visit the reserve.


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