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Visit Wales Forests and Woodlands

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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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.