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Newborough Forest - Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey. Distance 8km (5 miles) circular. Typical duration 3hr 30min. This is a truly remote coastal amble that takes you first through dense forest, then on to the serene, sandy shores of Llanddwyn Island. Knock the sand out of your shoes before continuing up over grassy mounds to explore the ancient lighthouses and marvel at the views of Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula before heading back down to the beach. Newborough Forest and Llanddwyn Island form an extensive nature reserve, with forest, ecologically important sand dunes and wide-open beaches. The "island" is barely disconnected from the mainland and has ancient lighthouses, stone crosses and a (free) museum housed in an old pilot's cottage. Superb views of Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula make it a captivating place to visit.
Aberffraw Beach - One of Anglesey's largest and most beautiful beaches. Take a picnic with you and enjoy the views.
Cwmcarn Forest - Crosskeys is the nearest town or village. Signposted Forest Drive from M4 (junction 28). Once a mining area, Cwmcarn is now a beautiful mature Forest of Larch and Pine. There is a Forest Drive through it and it provides the visitor excellent views and picnic spots along its length. Why not get behind the wheel and treat the family to this unique and fun day out along the seven mile Cwmcarn Forest Drive. Explore by car, bike and foot the delights of this hidden wooded valley that culminates in a stunning sequence of views. Enjoy stopping off at the Visitor Centre, relax at one of the picnic sites, venture forth along the forest paths or participate in one of the organised events. This is a Forestry Commission Walk.
Caerphilly Woodlands - From Caerphilly town centre travel along Van Road towards Rudry. Continue 500m past the Caerphilly Business Park to a car park on the left hand side of the road. The woodlands can be accessed on foot from both Caerphilly Mountain and Rudry Common car parks. Public transport is available to Caerphilly town close by. Situated on the hillside to the south east of Caerphilly are three woodlands - The Warren, Wern Ddu and Coed Parc y Van. These woodlands are easily accessible on foot, cycle or horseback. Throughout the area there is evidence of industrial activity dating back to medieval times. Look out for the well preserved lime kilns on the right hand side of the road on the approach to Rudry Common. This is a Forestry Commission Walk.
Coed Tregib - Near:Llandeilo, Sir Gaerfyrddin - Carmarthenshire. Size:40.7 ha (100.57 acres). Grid ref:SN641217. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 159, Explorer 186. Coed Tregib lies one mile west of the town of Llandeilo and is part of one of the largest areas of ancient woodland in the area, and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The wood occupies a gentle north-facing slope above the floodplain of the Afon Tywi and is bisected by the shallow valley of a west flowing stream. An entrance is available into the extension from the Bethlehem Road which runs along the north western boundary. There are no public rights of way through the site, but networks of permissive paths are maintained. The number of visitors to the site has been low for many years but is currently increasing with the better access available via the new planting area. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Green Castle Woods - Near: Llangain, Near Carmarthen, Sir Gaerfyrddin - Carmarthenshire. Size:50.61 ha (125.06 acres). Grid ref:SN391167. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 159, Explorer 177,Explorer 178. Green Castle Woods includes three separate semi natural ancient woodlands and the meadows and areas of recently planted native woodland which separate them. A car park has been constructed by the Trust, and there is an extensive network of paths. In 1998 the Carmarthenshire Coast Long Distance Footpath was routed though the site. It is one of only a few areas of woodland or countryside with open public access within a few miles of Carmarthen, and is very well used, especially by dog walkers. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Byrgwm Forest Walk, Brechfa - Byrgwm Forest Walk can be started from Byrgwm Picnic Site in Brechfa. Abergorlech, Llandovery, Llandeilo, Brechfa, Llanybydder, Pumsaint, Llansawel, and Rhydcymerau are the nearest towns or villages. Byrgwm is located on the B4310, two miles north-east of Brechfa village. Follow the A40 between Llandeilo and Carmarthen and take the B4310 towards Brechfa village. A middle distance forest walk which undulates through a mixture of mature Douglas Fir, broad-leaved wood, clear-felled areas and forest tracks. The walk is interesting, taking you past derelict stone buildings and historical boundaries. Follow the Blue Markings. Length of trail:4 miles . Approximate time of trail:2 hours. This is a Forestry Commission Walk.
Rhodfa Glyn Annell, Caio - Rhodfa Glyn Annell can be started from Caio Picnic Site in Caio. Caio is the nearest town or village. Situated 8 Miles North West of Llandovery. Taking the A482 from Llanwrda. Turn right after 8 miles towards Caio. Continue through the village following the foresty signs. Very easy, reasonably flat walk on forest roads. Follow the Yellow Markers. Length of trail:2 1/2 miles. This is a Forestry Commission Walk.
Coed y Foel - Near:Llandysul, Ceredigion. Size:23.43 ha (57.90 acres).Grid ref:SN428425.OS map sheets: OS Landranger 146, Explorer 185, Coed y Foel is prominent south east facing upland sessile oak woodland. The site is attractive and well used. There is a car park and a good network of public and permissive footpaths including a circular walk. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Tynybedw Walk, - Tynybedw Walk can be started from Tynbedw Picnic Site in Tynybedw. Llanafan is the nearest town or village. From Aberystwyth follow the B4340 to Trawsgoed. Follow this road through Trawsgoed until the road crosses the Afon Ystwyth and turn immediately left, following the river. The car park and picnic site is on the left a few hundred metres after the sawmill. In places the walk climbs and descends steep rides and tracks of tremendously varied woodlands of conifer and broadleaf. The oldest Douglas Fir trees, through which you climb from the car park, were planted in 1934. Recent forest operations to harvest the valuable, renewable timber resource and to improve the scenic and conservation value of the area, have opened up glorious vistas over the Ystwyth Valley. The trail runs parallel to several fast flowing streams which tumble headlong into the Afon Ystwyth below. Follow the White Markings. Length of trail:2 1/2 miles. Approximate time of trail:1 1/2 to 2 hours. This is a Forestry Commission Walk.
Ridge Top Trail Walk, Nant yr Arian Forest - The ridge top trail can be started from Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre in Nant yr Arian. Ponterwyd is the nearest town or village. Located 10 miles east of Aberystwyth on the A44(T), just 2 miles from Ponterwyd. The 525 bus from Aberystwyth - Ponterwyd/Llanidloes stops at the entrance to the car park. This splendid trail starts from the Visitor Centre and provides stunning views throughout its length. Starting out along the high ridge which looks down upon Nant yr Arian, the path rises to a stone viewpoint from which the the panoramic scene takes in the Rheidol and Melindwr valleys, Cardigan Bay beyond Aberystwyth, and Pumlimon, the highest mountain in Mid-Wales. At the furthest point of the trail are the Pendam and Blaenmelindwr lakes and the return to Bwlch Nant yr Arian is along quiet woodland tracks. Follow the Red Markers. Length of trail:5 1/2 miles. Approximate time of trail:2 1/2 hours. This is a Forestry Commission Walk.
Nant Mill Wood - Near:Coedpoeth, nr Wrexham, Wrecsam - Wrexham. Size:8.88 ha (21.94 acres). Grid ref:SJ285501. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 117, Explorer 256. Nant Mill Wood comprises an area of 8.9ha on the southern bank of the River Clywedog south of Coedpoeth near Wrexham. The combination of woodland, grassland and running water creates a popular site of high aesthetic appeal. Two public footpaths pass through Nant Mill Wood. However, the most well-used path at the site is a permissive path which forms part of the "Clywedog Valley Heritage Trail" running the length of the site alongside the River Clywedog. This path also links via a foot-bridge to other walking trails which originate at Wrexham County Borough Council’s Nant Mill Visitor Centre to the east. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Plas Power Woods - Near:Bersham, nr Wrexham, Wrecsam - Wrexham. Size:33.66 ha (83.18 acres). Grid ref:SJ294497. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 117, Explorer 256 . Plas Power Woods comprise 33.7ha of woodland running nearly 2km along the River Clywedog between Coedpoeth and Bersham, Wrexham and is part of the same woodland continuum as the Woodland Trust property Nant Mill Wood situated upstream to the east. Although there is only one public footpath (crossing a short section of the site to the south), there is extensive pedestrian permissive access throughout the site including part of the Clywedog Trail - a nine mile long footpath through the Clywedog Valley which links features of industrial/archaeological/historical interest and is promoted by the local authority. Parking and picnic facilities are available at the adjacent Nant Mill Visitor Centre which has developed a number of local self-guided walks, one of which is based on Plas Power Wood. Horseriding and cycling are permitted along one path to the south of the river. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Coed y Gopa - Near:Abergele, Conwy. Size:46.95 ha (116.02 acres). Grid ref:SH937767. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 116, Explorer 264. Coed y Gopa and Coed Bryngwenallt occupy prominent carboniferous limestone hills to the south-west of, and overlooking, the town of Abergele. The site is crossed by wide extraction tracks, open rides and narrower paths (including two public rights of way) and is well-visited by the local population who enjoy the spectacular views over Abegele and the coastal plain. A small parking area is provided to the north-west of the site. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Gwydyr Forest - Betws Y Coed is the nearest town or village. Minor road East off the A470 in Llanrwst. Various access points off the A5 between Capel Curig and Betws y Coed. Gwydyr Forest ranges across the hills on Snowdonia's eastern flank. High wooded ramparts rise steeply from the level pastures of the Conwy valley, enfolding Betws-y-Coed, and creating a dramatic setting for the town of Llanrwst and nearby Gwydyr castle. These woods stand at the gateway to celebrated landscapes of glade, pool and crag familiar to generations of visitors who have walked the woodland paths and fished the clear waters of the Conwy, Llugwy, Lledr and Machno rivers. Above and beyond the valley slopes lies an extensive, rolling upland of wooded knolls, lakes and pastures, which stretches to the jagged Clogwyn-yr-Eryr ridge above Llyn Crafnant, and to the dominant outline of Moel Siabod. The forest is made accessible by tracks, old miners' paths, cycle trails and long established forest walks. This is a Forestry Commission Walk
All Users Trail, Nercwys Woodland - All Users Trail can be started from Nercwys in Nercwys which is part of Clwyd. Mold is the nearest town or village. From the A494 west of Mold at the Village of Gwernymynydd, take Ffordd Glyndwr (from near Yr Enfys public house) and head south. At the first cross roads go straight across onto Ffordd Cae Newydd. This brings you to the north-eastern corner of the woodland and a slate sign for the "Millennium Oak Trees". Take the right turn at this point and the car park is on the right after 150m. A pleasant circular trail beginning at either the north or south entrance to the woodland. Relatively flat and traffic free this trail is popular with walkers, cyclists (especially families) and horse riders. Length of trail:3 miles. Approximate time of trail:1 hour. This is a Forestry Commission Walk.
Clocaenog, Hiraethog Forest - Ruthin, Cyffylliog, Clawdd Newydd, and Clocaenog are the nearest towns or villages. Follow the B5105 from Ruthin. This large forest lies to the north of the B5105 on the Hiraethog Moors. It has some of the best and most well managed coniferous plantations in Wales. It has hundreds of hectares of forest over 50 years old, areas managed for the benefit of Red Squirrel or Black Grouse. This is a Forestry Commission Walk.
Coed Maesmelin - Near:Skewen, Castell-Nedd Port Talbot - Neath Port Talbot. Size:16.57 ha (40.95 acres). Grid ref:SS726982. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 170, Explorer 165. Coed Maesmelin is one of the last remaining ancient semi-natural woodlands on the Drumau mountain overlooking the Vale of Neath; it is a significant feature within in a largely urbanised landscape. It is bordered by a conifer plantation to the west and broad leaved woodland to the north with open fields above. access. The woodland is used by local visitors, and has a seldom-used public and permissive bridleway running through it. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Cwm George & Casehill Woods - Near:Dinas Powys, Bro Morgannwg - Vale of Glamorgan. Size:84.08 ha (207.77 acres). Grid ref:ST155724. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 171, Explorer 151. Cwm George and Casehill Woods are found to the west of Cardiff, between the villages of Dinas Powys and Michelston le Pit. The woodlands of Cwm George and Casehill are well used by the public, with local village populations within easy walking distance and larger urban populations of Cardiff and its suburbs within close proximity. Small parking facilities exist and an extensive network of permissive footpaths and bridleways have been added to the existing public footpath network to allow access throughout the site. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Dyffryn Woods - Near:Neath, Castell-Nedd Port Talbot - Neath Port Talbot. Size:116.87 ha (288.79 acres). Grid ref:SN729000. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 170, Explorer 165. Numerous streams run from springs along the cliff line. This is an Ancient Woodland Site, formerly part of a large private estate, which was felled and planted with conifers in the 1930s. Most of the wood was clear felled in the 1980s by the Forestry Commission, but a few blocks of conifers and beech were retained. Replanting was mostly with larch and other conifers, but is now largely dominated by dense thickets of birch, willow and other broadleaves. Plentiful rhododendron has been subject to a programme of control. There are nine entrance points and an extensive network of paths and tracks that provide attractive walks and rides, and an excellent ride edge habitat. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Tyn yr Heol - Near:Bryncoch, Castell-Nedd Port Talbot - Neath Port Talbot. Size:0.79 ha (1.95 acres). Grid ref:SS742991. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 170, Explorer 165. Tyn yr Heol is a narrow woodland along the Afon Clydach river in Bryn Coch, Neath. Residential properties line the southern boundary, the western boundary is marked by the Dyffryn Road, the northern boundary is the river and the eastern boundary meets contiguous riparian woodland. Access to the site is through the gate on the road and along the Public Right of Way on the southern boundary. Several desire line paths cross the islands in the river. Parking is on neighbouring residential streets. There are Woodland Trust signs at road-side and at the eastern boundary to the wood.
River & Railway Walk, Afan Forest Park - River & Railway Walk can be started from Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre in Afan Forest Park which is part of Afan Forest Park. Cynonville and Neath are the nearest towns or villages. Situated on the A4107 - follow the road from the M4, Junction 40 for about 6 miles. Look out for the signs for Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre. After descending into the Afan Valley and crossing the river on a wooden bridge this walk leads you along undulating ground formed by small morains of earth and stone left by the last Ice-Age. A steep climb brings you up to the old South Wales Mineral Railway Line which is now part of the Afan Valley Cycleway. From here a path leads to the sealed entrance to the Gyfylchi railway tunnel, designed and built by Brunel (1856-1863). The route descends again toward the river where are large grassy field with picnic tables and barbeques makes an excellent resting place before climbing back up the valley side. Follow the Orange Markers. Length of trail:3 miles. Approximate time of trail:1 1/2 hours. This is a Forestry Commission Walk.
Coed Cymerau Isaf - Near:Rhyd y Sarn, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd. Size:31.68 ha (78.28 acres). Grid ref:SH691427. OS map sheets: OS Landranger 124, Explorer 18, Outdoor Leisure 18. Within the woodland are a several fields of unimproved grassland and three areas of mire. The fields and two of the mires are fenced and under grazing management. Numerous old wall boundaries and stock pens are scattered through the woodland. There is a circular way-marked trail through the woods and a footpath track north-south is of archaeological interest as it is a section of the old Blaenau Ffestiniog to Maentwrog road. The woodland is a popular local amenity. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Coed Felinrhyd - Near:Maentwrog, Gwynedd. Size:89.65 ha (221.53 acres). Grid ref:SH656389. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 124, Explorer 18, Outdoor Leisure 18. Coed Felinrhyd emerges into the Vale of Ffestiniog and is an important component of the oakwood landscape there, but most of the site is on the steep southern side of the valley of Afon Prysor with its gorge, Ceunant Llennyrch (which is an SSSI for its Atlantic bryophytes), culminating in the attractive waterfall, Rhaeadr Ddu. The property is crossed by many streams, and rock outcrops are common. Two public rights of way are present, and there are many permissive paths. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Coed Lletywalter - Near:Llanbedr, Harlech, Gwynedd. Size:38.19 ha (94.37 acres). Grid ref:SH599276. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 124, Explorer 18, Outdoor Leisure 18. The wood is extremely varied with cliffs, rocky knolls, streams, small glades and boulder strewn slopes. Mosses and liverworts carpet areas of the wood where boulders and rock outcrops are abundant. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Coed Nant Gwernol and Coed Hendrewallog - Near:Abergynolwyn, Gwynedd. Size:11.13 ha (27.50 acres). Grid ref:SH683063. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 124, Explorer 23, Outdoor Leisure 23. Leading off the road are several new permissive pedestrian footpaths, including a spinal route through the new planting, and a public footpath which crosses the site to join the riverside footpath through Coed Nant Gwernol. The latter path passes next to waterfalls and pools and provides a very attractive walk, which features in publicity produced by the Talyllyn Railway (who have an access point for visitors to the wood from their nearby terminus) and the Forestry Commission (who promote extensive walks on their neighbouring land). A new path was built at the southern end of Coed Nant Gwernol in 2004 to provide a further link with the paths in Coed Hendrewallog. There is restricted parking at the entrance into Coed Hendrewallog closest to Abergynolwyn, but access is encouraged by walking from the village or the Nant Gwernol station nearby. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Mynydd Penrhos Mountain Trail, Coed y Brenin - Mynydd Penrhos Mountain Trail can be started from Ty'n y Groes in Coed y Brenin. Dolgellau, Porthmadog, Bala, Barmouth, and Machynlleth are the nearest towns or villages. Follow the brown tourist signs on the A470 and turn East just South of Ganllwyd village, 200m North of the Tyn y Groes Hotel. The car park is 300m down the hill by the side of the river Mawddach. The walk starts among magnificent douglas fir trees along the Afon Mawddach, it then climbs to the top of Mynydd Penrhos,where there are excellent views of the Y Garn, Cader Idris and Rhobell Fawr. The trail follows a number of steep footpaths on an often uneven surface. Follow the Green Markers. Length of trail:3 miles. Approximate time of trail:2 hours. This is a Forestry Commission Walk.
Quarrymans Trail, Abergynolwyn Forest - Abergynolwyn is part of Dyfi. Abergynolwyn, Tywyn, Machynlleth, and Dolgellau are the nearest towns or villages. Main line train to Tywyn and then steam train to Abergynolwyn/Nant Gwernol. By car take the B4405 that joins Tywyn and the A487 at Minffordd. The "Quarryman's Trail" is a long walk exploring the old mine workings of Bryn Eglwys Quarry. The trail follows the river to the Cantrybedd incline before climbing out of the woods and wandering through the quarry waste and diggings, past the mill workings and descending along the old tramway and the steep Alltwyllt incline back to the station. Look out for the wind up sound stores along the trail telling the story of the slate mining in the Bryn Eglwys Quarry. Follow the Blue Markers. Length of trail:3 miles. Approximate time of trail:1 hour 15 minutes.
Cefn Ila - Near:Llanbadoc, Usk, Sir Fynwy - Monmouthshire Size: 28.77 ha (71.09 acres). Grid ref:SO360005. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 71, Explorer 152. Cefn Ila is 72 acres of new woodland within the beautiful Usk Valley. The site is just a few miles from Wentwood Forest, the largest ancient woodland site in Wales and is just a mile from the pretty market town of Usk and its river. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Priory Grove - Near:Monmouth, Sir Fynwy - Monmouthshire. Size:31.79 ha (78.55 acres). Grid ref:SO526139. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 162, Explorer 14, Outdoor Leisure 14. Priory Grove occupies a ridge running north-east, parallel to the river Wye, together with a secluded stream valley behind the hill. It forms part of a striking landscape within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is clearly visible from the A40 and the A4236. Pedestrian access to the site is via a network of public and permissive footpaths which can be reached from the A4236, but more easily from Hadnock road, a minor public road between the woods and the river. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Bargain Wood, Wye Valley Forest - Bargain Wood is part of Wye Valley Forest area. Chepstow is the nearest town or village. This wood is situated approximately 10 miles north of Chepstow and 12 miles south of Monmouth just off the A466. From the village of Tintern follow signs for Catbrook and Trellech at junction adjacent to the Wye Valley Hotel. Travel approx two and a half miles along this road to junction with Whitestone Car Park opposite. Follow forest road up to main car park and picnic site. Bargain Wood lies adjacent to a section of the famous Wye Valley Walk. Visitors to the site can enjoy pleasant walks that take in a number of fantastic views across the Wye Valley. The Whitestone picnic and play area offers visitors the opportunity to relax in beautiful surroundings with barbecue facilities and a unique children’s play area. This is a Forestry Commission Walk.
Broad Haven to Druidston Haven - Parking can be found at Broad Haven then follow the signposts (marked with an acorn) along the cliff. Dogs may need to be kept on the lead when the path is close to the ege of the cliff. Once you reach Druidston Haven, make your way down to the beach for a paddle in the sea to cool off and your dogs can have a drink from the stream. Then follow the path back to the start of your walk.
Canaston Wood - Narberth is the nearest town or village. Regular buses (Nos. 381, 322, 323) run between Carmarthen, Haverfordwest and Narberth, stopping at Canaston Bridge. Canaston Wood is located a short distance along the A4075. For those arriving by car, there is parking on the east side of the A4075 where the forest road enters the wood. The forest road beyond the parking area is not suitable for cars. Canaston Wood is classed as an 'ancient woodland' indicating that it has been in existence for at least 300 years. Originally part of the Slebech Estate, the woods have a wealth of history and were once used for hunting deer and wild boar which were introduced into the forest in 1834. There are no deer or wild boar left in the woods, and the only animals you are likely to see are grey squirrels and foxes. The woods are also abundant with birds and insects and wild flowers abound alongside the forest tracks and paths. This is a Forestry Commission Walk.
Minwear Forest Walk - Minwear Forest Walk can be started from Minwear Picnic Site in Minwear. Narberth is the nearest town or village. Turn off the A40 onto the A4075. Take the first road on the right towards Blackpool Mill, and follow until the picnic site is reached on the right hand side. A circular walk starting from the picnic area which is complemented by a view point. Follow the Green Markings. Length of trail:1 1/2 miles. Approximate time of trail:40 minutes. This is a Forestry Commission Walk.
Craig-y-nos Country Park, Brecon Beacons - You’ll find tall trees, two rivers, ponds and meadows to walk around and enjoy. There are plenty of seats and picnic benches too. Most of the paths in the Country Park are on level or gently sloping ground and some have hard surfaces. Dogs are welcome but on leads please.
Coed Dolifor - Near:Llanwrthwl, nr Rhayader, Powys. Size:11.54 ha (28.52 acres). Grid ref:SN960653. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 147, Explorer 200. A north facing woodland on the hillside above the River Wye. A public footpath crosses the lower northern end of the wood, and a permissive path is maintained through the wood, linking the three entrances, and providing a detour for walkers on the Wye Valley Walk which runs just outside the eastern boundary of the wood. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Gaer Fawr Wood - Near:Guilsfield, Powys. Size:29.97 ha (74.06 acres). Grid ref:SJ222128. OS map sheets:OS Landranger 126, Explorer 240. Gaer Fawr occupies a prominent hill approximately 1km north of Guilsfield (Cegidfa) near Welshpool. Despite its relatively remote location, the site is particularly popular with the local public due in part to its prominence in the local landscape and also because of its high intrinsic appeal, especially during the spring when carpets of bluebells can be found. The site is included in the Woodland Trust’s 'Wild About Woods' initiative, and, in addition to a network of permissive paths, various facilities have been provided including an information board, a series of seats (some commissioned by local artists), waymarking and a small parking area. This is a Woodland Trust Walk.
Fannog, Tywi Forest - Fannog is part of Tywi Forest. Abergwesyn, Tregaron, Llandovery, Lampeter, and Llanwrtyd Wells are the nearest towns or villages. Follow signs from Beulah, located on the A483, to Abergwesyn and then signs for Llyn Brianne Reservoir. Alternatively, Tywi Forest can be accessed from Tregaron, located on the A485, following the mountain road towards Abergwesyn or from Llandovery (on the A483) take the Cilycwm Road up the Twyi valley to the southern end of Llyn Brianne. Fannog lies on the eastern side of the Llyn Brianne Reservoir and in the southern end of the Tywi Forest.There is a small car park with parking for approximately 6 cars with access to the lake shore. The area offers magnificent views and large areas for recreational enjoyment. This is a Forestry Commission Walk
Blaenhafren Falls Trail, Hafren Forest - Blaenhafren Falls Trail can be started from Rhydybenwch Picnic Site in Hafren Forest which is part of Hafren. Llanidloes is the nearest town or village. From Llanidloes town centre face the Market Hall from Great Oak Street and take Short Bridge Street directly opposite. Follow the narrow road to Old Hall. The Rhydybenwch picnic site is 6 miles west of Llanidloes. It can also be reached from the northern end of Llyn Clywedog on minor roads. The trail has been re-routed off forest roads. Please follow the blue waymarkers. Length of trail:3 miles miles. Approximate time of trail:1.5 hours. This is a Forestry Commission Walk.
Cadair Idris - Dogs should be kept under close control by the edges of the cliffs. This walk is aprox 9 miles. Starting from the car park at Ty-nant (OS grid ref. SH697152) turn right and follow the lane. Before a telephone box on the left take the track that leads onto the pony path. Emerging into a wide col the route from the summit heads east. Take care when the path nears the top of the cliffs. turn right along the edge of the precipice. A scramble leads to the summit trig point. Follow the same route back down the mountain.
Coed-y-Brenin - There are numerous trails through the forest, but best walk is that from the car park to the bridge to the atmospheric waterfalls of Pistyll Cain and Rhaeadr Mawddach, which lie within two hundred yards of each other are not accessible by road. Parking at the Pont Cae'n Coed Car park, follow the river heading north. Cross the River at the Waterfalls, and head ba