GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hafren Forest Walks and Mtb

4 miles (6 km)

This large woodland area nearLlanidloes has miles of walking paths and mountain bike trails to try. In the forest you will find the source of the River Severn, pretty waterfalls and a wide variety of wildlife. Look out for ospreys, buzzards, goshawks and red kites on your way through the woods.
You can start your exercise from the Hafren Forest car park. Here you'll find an information point, toilets and a picnic area. It's located near the centre of the forest and gives direct access to the trails.
The long distance Severn Way passes through the forest so you can pick this up to extend your walk. If you head north west along the path through the woods you will come to the start of the trail at the Source of the River Severn on the slopes of Plynlimon. If you follow the trail south east it will take you into Llanidloes.
You could also head east and visit the nearby Llyn Clywedog. The large lake has nice cycling and walking trails including the long distance Glyndwr's Way which runs along the western side of the water. The lake can be found on the eastern fringe of the forest.


SY18 6PT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Hafren Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hafren Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Llanidloes one of the highlights is the historic Angel Inn. The Timber framed former Coaching Inn was built way back in 1748. The Pub has a wealth of character with many original features including Oak beams in the Bar and Lounge. There's a very good menu and some picnic tables outdoors for warmer days. It is located close to the center of Llanidloes on the High Street with a postcode of SY18 6BY for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The forest is a great place for a dog walk with miles of trails for you and your canine friend to try. On a fine day you will probably see plenty of other owners out and about. The Angel Inn mentiond above is also dog friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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A view from one of the highest areas of the forest towards Cwmbiga and beyond. The growth in the foreground will obscure this view in a few years time.

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A narrow strip of timber remains beside the forestry road, beyond that is a large area of clear-fell.

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Track in Hafren Forest. Looking towards Llechwedd y Glyn.

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A wintery scene in 2009. Looking out towards Panty-yr-esgair.

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Forest Walk, Hafren Forest. One of a number of forest walks in Hafren Forest. On the left is the infant river Severn. At about three miles from its source already it is quite wide. At the time light rain was falling and a rainbow can be seen.

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Gates here provide right of way access from moorland at Waen Goch into the forest.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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