The Best Places to See Wildlife in Mid Wales This Spring

March 2023

As the seasons start to change and the weather gets a bit warmer, we aren’t the only ones who’ll begin to come out of their habitats. Spring is that time of the year when animals of all shapes and sizes start to enjoy being back outside. With mid-Wales’ stunning natural landscape, it makes sense for you to come out of hibernation along with the animals and migrate to a Salop Caravan Sites Holiday Park to see it all. Here are some places around the area where you can go wildlife spotting this Spring.

Cors Dyfi

The beginning of Spring means that nature reserves across the country will open their doors for the first time this year, and Cors Dyfi is no different. On 29th March, you’ll be able to look at the plethora of wildlife that’s inside, including otters, lizards, and the main attraction: the ospreys. Travelling back from their winter getaway in West Africa, many ospreys return to Cors Dyfi each year to mate.

Nant yr Arian

Just outside Aberystwyth, as you head down the A44 you may come across some kites in the sky. However, these aren’t the kind that you’ll see beside the seaside. Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre has served as a feeding point for red kites since 1999, with hundreds of them flocking to the site on a daily basis. At the visitor centre, you’ll also find a café, shop, play area and mountain biking facilities which makes Nant yr Arian a fantastic day out.

Withybeds

From Western Wales to the very East. Withybeds is situated right on the English border, just south of the Shropshire Hills Area of Natural Beauty (AONB). With a boardwalk built through the woodland (for wheelchair and pushchair access), anyone can go and see the 30 breeding species of birds that live in Withybeds, which includes owls, woodpeckers, and flycatchers. Take a trip during the spring or in the early days of summer with a packed lunch, hire a pair of binoculars, and immerse yourself in a truly special setting.

Ynys-hir

Just on location alone, the thought of taking a three-mile walk inside the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere is enough of an invitation to come to Ynys-hir. However, you won’t want to finish the trail in a hurry, as the RSPB nature reserve as a wide variety of habitats to birds that come and go as the seasons change. During the Spring, you’ll begin to see lapwings and redshanks move back into the area, along with a stunning selection of butterflies to behold.

Arthog Bog

Wildlife reserves aren’t just about living animals, but rather everything that grows. This is why you should make your way down to Arthog Bog this season. A rare section of the remaining raised bog from the Mawddach Estuary, Arthog is the habitat to over 130 species of plants. Of course, there are plenty of animals to see while you’re there too. Listen to the morning ‘reeling’ song of the grasshoppers as you try and catch a glimpse of a grass snake.

Cardigan Bay

To take in the wonders of nature doesn’t mean you’re limited to staying on land. In fact, there are more impressive sights to be seen while out at sea. Cardigan Bay is the only place in the UK where you can see bottle-nosed dolphins, and the best way to do so is by taking a boat trip out to where they reside. As you’re setting off from the Welsh coast, the boat ride is worth it for the amazing scenery alone. However, if you’re lucky enough to catch sight of one leaping above the surface, it makes for an even more magical experience.

Investing in caravan ownership in Mid Wales means you have the flexibility to enjoy endless staycations, set amongst stunning scenery and wildlife. If you’re ready to take the plunge, learn more about our family of 10 holiday parks in Wales or get in touch to discuss your requirements or if you have any questions about our holiday homes.

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