35 Mins from our holiday cottages
20 Miles from our holiday cottages
Cilgerran near Cardigan, Ceredigion
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The Welsh Wildlife Centre Cilgerran
The Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve is situated a mile from the town of Cardigan, on the banks of the River Teifi. Entrance is free but parking is £3 for the day (2014)
The Welsh Wildlife Centre building overlooks the marshes. The building won an award for architectural design in 1993 when it opened, it is built mainly of wood and glass and enjoys panoramic views over the Teifi River, the town of Cardigan and nearby woodland. The centre houses a café and information centre. There are toilets and picnic site with Tables and wonderful views.
There are a number of paths through the reserve which are suitable for wheelchair user and pushchairs. One path leads into the centre of Cardigan.
The 264 acre nature reserve has a wide range of habitats, from pasture and wooded hedgerows to freshwater marsh and reedbeds to tidal mudbanks; great habitats for a range of mammals, birds and insects.
Resident Asian water buffalo provide wetland conservation, by grazing the marshes in a way that prevents the habitat from becoming overgrown. Their horns help to break up unwanted scrub and keep the marshland as fen and swamp, maintaining the wetland's eco-system.
Wildlife The Teifi reserve is also home to a large number of birds such as sedge warblers, reed warblers, cetti's warblers, kingfishers, marsh harriers and even red kites.
Other wildlife to look out for are rare water voles and sika deer. Otters, early morning or evening and insects during the summer months, including 17 different species of dragonfly.
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