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This 85 hectare woodland rises very steeply from the stream at its base and up on the summit slopes of the Clwydian Hill near Penycloddiau. Great views and short walks. Offa's Dyke passes across the top of the woodland OS Grid Ref: SJ138667

 

Nercwys is coniferous woodland proving excellent habitat for wildlife, especially Nightjars which have flourished in this area. You may spot other birds such as Buzzards, Gold Crest and Coal Tits. OS Grid Ref: SJ218593

 

Moel Famau Country Park is in the heart of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Beauty.

 

Afan Forest Park lies just a few miles from Port Talbot within easy access of the M4. The forest park nestles on the slopes of the Afan Valley which is one of the narrowest and most beautiful valleys in Wales.

 

Just south west of Ruthin, Hiraethog forest extends to over 6000 hectares (15000 acres). This is a productive working forest but with plenty of space for activities. Species include a mix of Norway spruce, pines and larch.

 

Together with nearby Canaston Wood, Minwear has been thickly wooded for centuries.

 

Six miles from Llandovery, this woodland and picnic area is in the peaceful Tywi valley. Glimpse the waterfall on the walking trail or explore the woodland on the accessible trail. Red-graded mountain bike trail for experienced riders.

 

Experience a landscape shaped by wind, sand, time and man This area has seen a changing landscape of dunes, woods and grassland since the retreat of the glaciers.

 

Cwmcarn Forest offers something for all the family. Spectacular 7 mile forest drive set amongst rolling hills and green forests with 7 car parks to stop at. The visitor centre provides a place to stock up on refreshments and gifts.

In or near Newport City

 

Dyfnant and Vyrnwy Forests are in a part of Mid Wales renowned for its rolling hills, lush green valleys and picturesque farmsteads and villages.

 

Upland conifer wood adjacent to the Kerry Ridgeway long distance path.This car park and picnic site is the access point for the Kerry Ridgeway. Additional car parks at Cider House Farm & 2 other locations.OS Grid Reference: SO149862

 

Ceri Forest is a coniferous forest which sits astride the Kerry Ridgeway in the uplands of Montgomeryshire.

 

An upland conifer woodland planted during the mid to late 1970s. The Kerry Ridgeway long distance footpath runs through the forest and is ideal for family walks & bike rides along its flat hilltop route. OS Grid Reference: SO165866

 

Whitestone 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 Crychan & Halfway Forest is set in beautiful countryside nestling between the Brecon Beacons & the Cambrian Mountains. Miles of waymarked trails take you through tranquil gorges, along old drover's routes & past cascading waterfalls.

 

Abergorlech is home to a picnic site with childrens' play area,where the Gorlech and Cothi rivers meet. Strangely shaped stones have been found in the river, and examples of these Gorlech Stones can be seen in the village front gardens.

 

In the middle ages the forest was mainly oak and ash and was an important Royal hunting ground, while until the 20th Century wood from the forest was harvested to fuel the industrial needs of South Wales.

 

A middle distance forest walk which undulates through a mixture of mature Douglas Fir, broad-leaved wood, clear-felled areas and forest tracks. Length of Trail: 4 Miles Approx Time: 2hours