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Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

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Teifi MarshesNature Reserve
Landscape and Nature Photography : Nigel Borrington


Teifi MarshesNature Reserve

I am getting out of Ireland for this Monday and posting about one of my favourite wildlife and nature reserves just across the water in south west Wales.

Last year I visited the reserve in the early summer time and it was just full of life, the observation huts located around the long paths offer some great views of the river and lake birds that nest here.

There is a wonderful visitors centre and restaurant so you can make a full days visit, stopping at lunch and then if the welsh weather will allow you can return to the outside afterwards. The hides around the reserve do however offer you shelter from the rain so it is possible to visit in the winter as well so you can view the wintering birds that arrive here from much colder countries.

The two very different seasonal ‘faces’ of Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve make this an excellent place to visit all year round. In winter the marsh is subject to extensive flooding and becomes a haven for numerous wildfowl, whilst in summer a visit to the reserve reveals an entirely different range of habitats and wildlife.

The site is owned by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, and is also home to their Welsh Wildlife Centre. This magnificent building, constructed mainly of wood, won an award for its architecture when it was built in 1993.

Teifi Marches Gallery

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11 responses

  1. Peaceful and Gorgeous…as ever πŸ™‚

    June 9, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    • Hello Morgan

      Thank you , πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      June 9, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      • Welcome Friend πŸ˜€

        June 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm

  2. M-R

    Absolutely wonderful, Nigel ! – no wonder you love visiting it ! The little overhead shot shows me (when I zoom it) that there seems to be an ENORMOUS kind of wall around part of it – like, H-U-G-E !!! Or am I seeing something that’s not there ?

    June 10, 2014 at 12:44 am

    • Hello M πŸ™‚

      Thank you very pleased you enjoyed !!!

      Well the complete area is just an overflow of the river bend , its all marsh land with reed beds and lakes, I think what your weeing in the wide board walk that you have to follow to get around most of the reserve. You can see this in some of the images !!


      June 10, 2014 at 10:59 pm

  3. Beautiful Nigel!

    June 10, 2014 at 4:00 am

  4. The Teifi is just about my favourite river. These shots make me want to go and spend a day birdwatching.

    June 10, 2014 at 7:29 am

    • I love this part of Wales to Simon , someday soon I hope to get back πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      June 10, 2014 at 10:55 pm

  5. One of my favourite places too Nigel as it’s just up the road, hope you have a great trip πŸ™‚

    June 10, 2014 at 10:16 am

    • Hello Mike πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      One of the best wildlife days I have had Mike and the facilities are just the best !!!!!

      Your so lucky πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      June 10, 2014 at 10:54 pm

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