A wide variety of birds can be seen in the garden and surrounding area.

There are a number of RSPB nature reserves within easy striking distance of Upper Barn Cottage.

About 16 miles away, the two RSPB reserves at Mawddach Valley offer beautiful scenery and woodland walks.

The RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve, which was featured on BBC Springwatch, is also about 16 miles away.

The RSPB Reserve at Lake Vyrnwy is also within easy reach.