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The bird of Wales is without question the Red Kite. For many years the only ones in Great Britain were the handful clinging on, and only just, in a few remote Welsh valleys.

Wildlife, Lakes and Reservoirs in the Brecon Beacons

Open-air recreation offers an ideal way to get closer to Mother Nature – whilst being exhilarating for body and soul. Wales has some of the best, and most easily accessible natural features in Britain - and people have been exploring them for generations.

The bird of Wales is without question the Red Kite. For many years the only ones in Great Britain were the handful clinging on, and only just, in a few remote Welsh valleys. Its fortunes monitored, and protection provided, for almost a century by a dedicated band of watchers to whom we should be eternally grateful. Their efforts have been well rewarded for now one can enjoy watching Red Kites across much of the heartland of Wales.

These same inland valleys, often with superb woodlands, also have other specialities such as Redstarts, Wood Warblers, Pied Flycatchers and Ravens. On many streams and rivers Goosanders, Kingfishers, Grey Wagtails and Dippers can be seen while Little Ringed Plovers nest on some gravel banks.

The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and other wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all.

The Gigrin is a family run upland sheep farm of approximately 200 acres, owned and farmed by Chris Powell, and Mrs Lena Powell. The land is 700 feet rising to 1200 above sea level giving us wonderful views of the Wye and Elan valleys here in 1994 the RSPB invited us to be the Official Kite Country Red Kite Feeding station. The Red Kite Feeding Station
Wild Watch in Powys - the Mid Wales Wildlife Watching Experience. Explore the exciting range of wildlife in Mid Wales at many interesting and informative sites. Join a guided walk or explore on your own. Wild Watch In Powys

The Elan Valley Estate attracts a wide variety of visitors and a good starting point for all is the Visitor Centre which has a wide variety of information and educational and interactive resources. In total the Elan Estate attracts more than 400,000 visitors annually. Many people come to enjoy the peace and quiet, some come for the wildlife and scenery, whilst others take part in more active pursuits.

Elan Valley
Brecknock Wildlife Trust (BWT). A registered charity and membership organisation, that has been operating for over 40 years, working for the protection of the wildlife habitats and species in the old county of Brecknock (now the southern third of Powys). Brecknock Wildlife Trust
The Radnorshire Wildlife Trust (RWT) is one of the youngest wildlife trusts in the UK. Established in 1987 as a volunteer only group we have grown to an organisation with an annual budget of some £100,000, now having 19 reserves across the county covering a range of habitats from woodland to moorland, wetland to meadow. Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
In a rural corner of the Wales within the Brecon Beacons National Park the Llanddeusant Red Kite Feeding Station sits in beautiful welsh countryside and attracts over 50 Red Kites and Buzzards every day in a spectacular aerial display. Red Kites Wales

Wildlife, Lakes and Reservoirs in and around the Brecon Beacons

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