The Dyfi Osprey Project and Cors Dyfi Reserve is fully accessible to disabled people.
We have 600m of extra-wide boardwalk so that two wheelchairs can pass at the same time, a low gradient (1:20) ramp up to the 360 Observatory with three resting platforms and a platform lift in the Observatory itself.
We have a disabled toilet and disabled parking and we allow assistance dogs (although not regular dogs). We also have two wheelchairs for people to borrow while they are with us (free of charge).
You can read a blog all about our new lift here, but here are the 10 main points:
1. One in 50 people are dependent on a wheelchair in the UK (2%). Another 8% have restricted mobility and cannot walk further than 500m.
2. Our lift is made by INVALIFTS - a premier lift company from Sweden
3. Our model is the top-of-the-range, 'Rolls Royce' model - the MC 2000 Platform lift
4. The lift can take six people or 500Kg (half a ton!)
5. The lift travels approximately seven meters and takes just over 30 seconds to get to the top
6. If you visit and need to use the lift, a volunteer will be on hand to help operate the lift for you
7. The lift uses a 16 Amp supply and needs around 3Kw of power to run (around the same as boiling a kettle)
8. The lift can take sizes up to 1400mm x 1100mm (so small mobility scooters as well)
9. For our visitors that find the 600m walk to the 360 Observatory too much, or the stairs, we have a free wheelchair lease; one at the visitor centre and one in the 360 Observatory
10. There is no need to let us know if you need a wheelchair before you visit; we're all ready for you!
Hop on - one of the two Dyfi wheelchairs.
We don't believe that restricted mobility and disability should be barriers from enjoying and learning about ospreys and wildlife.