The stunning and distinctive bird of prey the red kite is still a relatively rare sight in the UK. However, their numbers are increasing thanks to places like Bwlch Nant yr Arian.
In 1999, the area became a red kite feeding station with the aim of helping the birds to thrive in the area. Over 150 kites gather every day of the year at 2pm in winter and 3pm in summer for their daily feed. The public can have a great view of the birds feeding from the opposite side of the picturesque lake or from a bird hive that overlooks the feeding area. Whilst many visitors attend purely to look at these majestic birds, there are lots of other activities on offer at Bwlch Nant yr Arian. There is a café where you can relax and enjoy the view and a play area and educational activities for children. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, other activities on offer include horse riding, mountain biking and orienteering. There are also walks to suit all abilities and fitness levels.