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Visit Wales Forests and Woodlands

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

 

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.

In or near Port Talbot

 

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

 

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

 

Experience the spectacular landscapes and walking trails of the forests of Ceredigion, bordered by the Mid Wales coast to the west, and sheltered to the east by the Cambrian Mountains.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Welcome to Cwm Rhaeadr or valley of the waterfall. This beautiful woodland jewel has something for everyone. Having won the Royal Welsh Show gold medal for forestry in 2007 and 2009.

 

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

 

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

 

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.