Part of the old bed of the River Wye with an abundance of over-wintering wildfowl

Pwllpatti's interest lies in the species of over-wintering wildfowl that are attracted to the oxbows in the winter months. Bewick's and whooper swans are rarely seen, but mute swan are still reported. Other birds of interest include tufted duck, coot, mallard, little egret, teal, widgeon - Pwll Patti is the largest roost for wigeon in Mid Wales.  Occasionally pochard, gadwall, green sandpiper and water pipit visit the flooded area.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Wetland
Species
Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Coot, Mallard, Little Egret, Teal

Nearby nature reserves

Glasbury Cutting
1 miles - Brecknock Wildlife Trust
Pwll-y-Wrach
4 miles - Brecknock Wildlife Trust
Cwm Byddog
5 miles - Radnorshire Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Location
Just past Pwllpatti Farm, west of Boughrood Brest
Hay on Wye
Powys
HR3 5PA
Map reference
SO 166 393
Great for...
birdwatching
Best time to visit
Nov - Feb
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Opening Times
Access to reserve at all times, visitor centre open from Easter to September at weekends and on school holidays; however please call Trust before visiting to confirm it is open
Size
2.20 hectares
Access
The viewing hide is accessed from the road. There is no access to the reserve. Contact the Trust for disabled access information to the viewing hide
Walking information
No access to the reserve beyond the hide
Parking
Park in the layby just north of the hide.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01597 823298
info@rwtwales.org