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Old Sunday 19th September 2010, 14:02   #1
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Going to Mid Wales early October

I'm off to Mid Wales, Tregaron, in early October. Can anyone give some pointers of good places to go. Planning to go to Gigrin one day, open to any other suggestions in the area.

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Old Sunday 19th September 2010, 15:08   #2
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Going to Mid Wales early October

Hi Phil,

Dinas RSPB is a great place to visit, Dippers along the river, Red Grouse on the hilltops and a very scenic drive aswell.
Elan Valley is another great place with reservoir after reservoir. These could hold Goosander and Goldeneye with Hen Harriers patrolling the grasslands.
The coast is only an hour away where small colonies of Choughs are present, Llangranog beach is a favoured spot for me.
Ynis-hir is a lovely reserve to the west of Tregaron, White-fronted Geese, numerous Waders, all 3 Woodpeckers.
Last but not least is Cors Caron Bog right next to Tregaron. Whooper Swans winter here, you might just be in time.

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Thanks Matt. Will check the map.

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Hi Phil.
I highly recommend if you are going to Gigrin to make a day of it by driving through the Elan Valley.From Aberystwyth take the A4120 to Devils Bridge and then the B4574 to Cwmystwyth.There is then a mountain road that will take you all the way to Rhayader via the Elan Valley Lakes.The views up there are spectacular,especially in Autumn.The birdlife you can expect to see are as above along with passage Ring Ouzel,Fieldfare and Redwing on the Hawthorns.
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Hi Phil.
I highly recommend if you are going to Gigrin to make a day of it by driving through the Elan Valley.From Aberystwyth take the A4120 to Devils Bridge and then the B4574 to Cwmystwyth.There is then a mountain road that will take you all the way to Rhayader via the Elan Valley Lakes.The views up there are spectacular,especially in Autumn.The birdlife you can expect to see are as above along with passage Ring Ouzel,Fieldfare and Redwing on the Hawthorns.
Hope you have a good trip!
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Thanks, thats Saturday then, hope she who must be enjoys the journey to Gigrin!

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