Rhayader beats a path to wildlife
Town development organisation Rhayader 2000, have completed a project to upgrade an easy access wildlife trail in the Marteg Valley near Rhayader. Managed by the Radnorshire Wildlife Trust, the Gilfach Nature Reserve team worked in partnership with Rhayader 2000 to upgrade the path which is now accessible to all. The new path’s flat surface allows wheelchairs, mobility scooters and push chairs to roll freely. The facilities also include a new picnic table overlooking the valley, constructed by skilled Wildlife Trust volunteers.
Rhayader 2000 is on track to create a suite of accessible ways to enjoy the countryside and wildlife in and around Rhayader. Development Officer Alan Samuel recognises the importance of improving access to the countryside, “we aim to remove the barriers which deter or prevent people from experiencing our stunning natural environment”. In addition to the improvements at Gilfach, Rhayader 2000 is pushing ahead with access improvements to the Elan Valley Trail. The Gilfach Nature Reserve is just off the A470, 3 miles North of Rhayader, the easy access trail can be found by following the sign for Tyn Shimley from the farmyard. For more information call The Radnorshire Wildlife Trust on 01597 823298 or Rhayader 2000 on 01597 810081.