Gilfach Farm Nature Reserve (Wales) Reviews
Newest Review: ... clear River Marteg where trout can be seen hunting amongst the weeds and rocks. The Cambrian Mountains surround the reserve, giving the appearance of privacy and seclusion. The trails wind gradually upwards, towards the visitor centre taking the walker through grazed fields and oak woodlands, away from the valley floor. From the visitor centre, perhaps the best views are available by climbing the steep path out of the reserve, onto a hilltop which gives stunningly expansive views over the reserve, along the valley, and of the mountains beyond. On a sunny day, this is a lovely place to be. Once away from the road, the only noise will ... more
Customer Gilfach Farm Nature Reserve (Wales) Reviews (1)
by - written on 22/04/09 (Very useful, 363 readings)
Gilfach Farm is a beautiful nature reserve set in the gorgeous Marteg valley, deep within the Cambrian Mountains near the Welsh town of Rhayader in Radnorshire. There has been a farm at Gilfach since the 15th century, and the centrepiece to the reserve is the Welsh longhouse dating back to that time. There is, however, evidence of human activity on the site dating back to the Bronze Age. The farm is a traditional upland hill farm that has managed to avoid the 'improved' farming practices of the last forty years; it has been described as being stuck in a 'time warp'. For this reason, and since the 383 acre site contains a wide variety of habitats, it is a haven ... Read the complete review
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