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Visit Wales Forests and Woodlands

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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

 

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

 

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

 

The Hafren Forest takes its name from the River Severn, the Afon Hafren in Welsh, which takes its rise about a mile from the western boundary of the forest, high up on the slopes of Pumlumon, the highest mountain in Mid Wales.

 

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

 

Welcome to the wood which lays half in Wales and half in England, true 'border country'. This is reflected in the number of hill forts you can see from the spectacular viewpoint halfway round the Nash Trail. OS Grid ref: SO306625

 

With a hidden waterfall and a Royal Pedigree. Radnor forest was once a royal hunting ground which wasn't a 'forest' in the modern sense.

 

Discover a forest of lakes and mountains in the heart of Snowdonia - with lots of scenic walks.Gwydir Forest Park is home to the celebrated landscapes of lakes, forests and mountains.

In or near Betws-y-Coed

 

Fforest Fawr is the stunning backdrop to the famous Castell Coch, near the village of Tongwynlais

 

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.

In or near Llangammarch Wells

 

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.

 

Beautiful broadleaf woodland on ancient woodland site. Rich in wildlife, including being important as a feeding area for Greater Horseshoe Bats. Situated on the B4235 west of Chepstow. OS Grid Reference: ST515932

In or near Monmouth

 

Cuckoo Wood is a large, predominantly broadleaf woodland that overlooks Llandogo. Mostly oak and beach with some cherry and ash planted from 1880 onwards. Grid Ref: SO 528053

In or near Monmouth

 

You can get to the famous ‘Eagles Nest’ lookout from here - one of the best viewpoints in the Wye Valley. The view across the bend in the Wye includes the rocks of Wintours leap, the Severn bridges and estuary. Grid Ref ST527973