RSPB Conwy nature reserve is situated on the banks of the beautiful Conwy Estuary with magnificent views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle, and was created by the RSPB after the opening of the Conwy tunnel.
I was amazed how near it was to the A55 and wondered how many times I must have driven past and not realised this little gem was here.
There is a network of paths and boardwalks running throughout the reserve leading me to viewpoints overlooking the lakes, reed beds and the estuary. From the many hides I saw egrets, shelducks and geese. As I strolled along the many paths I saw blackbirds, chaffinches and a marsh warbler; as well as dragonflies, bee orchids, purple orchids and many bees buzzing around the flowers in the sunshine.
The ponds next to the estuary provide ideal feeding and roosting places for ducks and wading birds as well as other wildlife. I even saw wild ponies nibbling the fresh green shoots coming up from a shallow pool.
The nature reserve is just amazing, with a backdrop of the most stunning scenery and an ideal place to wander for a few hours, plus the staff are really helpful and friendly.
I look forward to visiting many more times.