What to expect

Visitors in the hide

The whole aim of the project is to have a self-sustaining population of Red Kites back in the wild, so the feeding here is minimal.

Depending on season and weather the number of kites at Argaty varies but is at its height in the autumn and winter.

Just how quickly they start feeding on any given day is unpredictable: it depends what food they have found for themselves and how in need they are of "top-up". That's the fun of birdwatching though, and we always have good views of kites whether flying, perching or feeding.

We staff the hide only to coincide with feeding time, but the hide, visitor centre and toilets are open all day.

There is an all-abilities path to the hide (500m), toilets (including disabled facilities), and visitor centre with hot drinks available (but no café) and picnic tables next to the bumblebee garden.

Dogs on leads are welcome, including in the hide providing other visitors do not object. We can always find a shady place to park your car.