GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Nant-y-Ffrith Waterfall

2 miles (4 km)

This walk in Wrexham County visits a lovely wooded valley with streams, caves and waterfalls.
The walk starts from the village of Bwlchgwynand heads north east to enter the forest. Here you can follow a series of woodland trails along the streams and pretty waterfalls of the area. It's great for flora and fauna with rhododendrons and various woodland birds to look out for on the way.
The route will take you to the northern side of the woods where you can enjoy a climb to Pen-Llan-y-Gwr. From the 378 metre high summit there are some fine views to the surrounding hills. On a clear day you can see Moel Famau in the Clwydian Range from the elevated spot.
You can extend the walk by heading west to visit the Nant-y-Ffrith Reservoir.

Nant-y-Ffrith OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Nant-y-Ffrith Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west there's the expansive Llandegla Forest where there are some good walking paths and mountain bike trails to try.
A few miles to the east there's Alyn Waters Country Park where there's woodland, riverside paths, a visitor centre, a nature reserve and trim trail to enjoy.
To the south you can pick up the Clywedog Trail where there's more riverside trails and a visit to the picturesque Nant Mill and Bersham Waterfall.


Nant-y-Ffrith waterfall - Geograph-2885500-by-John-Harrison

Nant-y-Ffrith waterfall. The waterfall is the largest in theFlintshire/Wrexhamarea, the nearest other sizable waterfall beingDyserth Waterfall inDenbighshire. The lower tier is shown here.

Path in Nant y Ffrith Woodland - - 340194

Path in Nant y Ffrith Woodland. This path, flanked by rhododendrons, is partly obstructed by two massive boulders.

Nant y Ffrith Woodland - - 340204

Looking down the footpath from the Nant y Ffrith Woodland and across the forestry track. The valley below carries the Nant y Ffrith stream.

Pen-Llan-y-Gwr Triangulation Pillar - - 833579

Pen-Llan-y-Gwr Triangulation Pillar. Approximately 378 metres above sea level and is labelled 'S3107'. The photo was taken looking towards the Clwydian Range and both Moel Famau and Foel Fenlli are visible in the background.

Playground in the Forest - - 338686

Playground in the Forest

Path, Pen-Llan-y-gwr - - 839110

Path, Pen-Llan-y-gwr

Gritstone boulder, Pen-Llan-y-gwr - - 839445

Gritstone boulder, Pen-Llan-y-gwr. Pen-Llan-y-gwr is made of a gritstone rock. Very attractively textured, but sadly it does not form climbable crags. The acidic soils favour the growth of wimberries and Rhododendron ponticum.

Nant-y-Ffrith Reservoir - - 2089704

Nant-y-Ffrith Reservoir


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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