Fersiwn Gymraeg ar gael yma.

We know how much you’re looking forward to getting back out into nature and we can’t wait to welcome you back. We are pleased to say that the majority of footpaths at our nature reserves in Wales have now reopened however hides, toilets, cafes and visitor centres remain closed and we will only begin to open these when we are confident that it is safe to do so.

Our priority is to ensure that we have everything in place to keep our teams, local communities, visitors and wildlife safe. Please follow all signage on reserves and be aware that new one-way systems, passing places, and markings may be in place to assist with social distancing. It is also important that we all follow the latest official Welsh Government advice on social distancing, hygiene and travel.

Much of our wildlife has also become used to the unusual peace and quiet over the last few weeks. We need your help to keep disturbance to a minimum. Here are some tips, both when visiting our reserves, and elsewhere in the wider countryside: 

  1. Keep a look out – wildlife may have strayed into less sheltered places than usual. Tread cautiously on beaches, verges and paths.
  2. Stick to paths and bridleways – you can easily disturb wildlife by veering off-route.
  3. Keep dogs on leads in the open countryside and be mindful of areas that aren’t suitable for them - dogs can easily disturb ground-nesting birds and other wildlife.
  4. Back away – sharp alarm calls, birds with full beaks or coming unusually near to you could mean you’re too close to chicks. Back up the way you came, being careful where you step.
  5. Report anti-social behaviour – if you see anything suspicious, such as evidence of wildlife crime, fly-tipping or uncontrolled fires, report this to the relevant emergency service.

Please follow this link for important information about restrictions that may be in place during your visit to keep everyone safe and to help protect vulnerable wildlife.

Thank you again for your continued support and patience. It really means a great deal to all of us at RSPB Cymru.

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