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Pembrey Forest

Lying between the town of Pembrey and Cefn Sidan Sands is Pembrey forest, one of Britain's sand dune forests. The forest is classified as a Nature Reserve and covers 1000 hectares.

In or near Burry Port

 
Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests

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

In or near Lake Vyrnwy

 
Hafren Forest

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.

 
Bedford Monument Hafod Forest

The Hafod Forest occupies some 200 hectares of the Ystwyth valley and surrounding hills.

In or near Devil's Bridge

 
Family walking in Nash Wood Radnor Forest

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

 
Radnor Forest

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.

 
Newborough Forest

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.

 
Moel Famau / Clwydian Range

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

 
Family walking Coed Nercwys Moel Famua

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 / Clwydian Range

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

 
Brechfa Forest

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.

 
Brechfa Forest

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.

 
Brechfa Forest

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

 
Wye Valley

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

 
Wye Valley

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

 
Wye Valley

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

 
Wye Valley

The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an internationally important protected landscape. It surrounds a 45-mile stretch of the meandering Wye Valley south of Hereford. It straddles the borders between England and Wales.

 
Ystwyth Forest

This is a very pleasant ancient semi-natural woodland that is gradually being restored to its original native broadleaved condition. Fantastic veteran trees and a beautiful display of spring flowers are its highlights. Grid Ref: SN 718813