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Nature Reserve, free entry

Cwm Byddog Tree

Cwm Byddog Tree

Cwm Byddog Tree


The large mound is the remains of a motte and bailey castle, believed to have been built by Cadwallon ap Madog in the 12th century. The woodland is exceptionally important for its ancient pollarded oak trees.

Open all the time


Free entry





Plan route to Cwm Byddog using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 216448  Lat: 52.09643 Long: -3.14513

By Road:
From Clyro village take the unclassified road North, up the hill, just before the main road through the village joins the A438. This road would eventually lead to Painscastle.

After about half a mile there is a track to Court Evan Gwynne on the right and the gateway to the reserve is on the left side near the start of the track. Park here avoiding obstruction to the track.

NGR: SO 216 448

Parking: free