RSPB Cymru reserves stay open but visitor centres, cafes and shops to close

March 2020

RSPB Cymru is to keep open as many of its reserves in Wales as long as possible but visitor centres, cafes and shops are closing following Government advice on Coronavirus spread.


There will be free car parking at the reserves to allow the public to continue enjoying these amazing places for wildlife, but RSPB Cymru is urging visitors to follow government guidance on physical distancing.


“We know that nature can be a powerful force for good in difficult circumstances,” said RSPB Cymru spokesperson. “As many of you have told us, it can lift our spirits, educate us, inspire us and provide a space for us to exercise and enjoy fresh air.


“Over the coming days and weeks, we will be helping people to share their wildlife encounters and provide ideas for things they can do for wildlife close to home.


“We hope to guide people through spring, when birds are nesting and tell them when our amazing migratory friends, like swifts and swallows, return to these shores from Africa.


“We’ll be updating our reserve webpages with the latest information but in the meantime stay safe, stay well and, as always, thank you for your support during this challenging time #BeKind #inittogether #natureisopen.”#


Picture caption: RSPB Ynys hir reserve, near Machynlleth.