Know before you go
Parking informationThere is a lay-by just north of the bird hide.
There are no walking trails. Access is to the bird hide only.
Access is to the bird hide only. There is no access to the land beyond, this is not owned by RWT.
When to visit
Opening timesHide is closed in the summer.
Best time to visitNovember to February
About the reserve
Pwll Patti is an area that was once part of the old bed of the River Wye. The remaining oxbows now flood in the winter and provide a roost for over-wintering birds.
It is one of the largest roosts for wigeon in Mid Wales, who are joined by tufted duck, coot, mallard, little egret and teal. Occassionally pochard, gadwall, green sandpiper and water pipit pay a visit. The mute swan still stops by but less often seen are the Bewick's and whooper swan.