GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dyfnant Forest

7 miles (11 km)

This circular walk explores the expansive Dyfnant Forest, located just to the south of the famous Lake Vyrnwy. The forest is also good for mountain biking with a number of bridleways and off road tracks to try.
You can start the walk at the car park at the southern end of the lake. From here you can pick up the Glyndwr's Way and follow the waymarked trail south into the forest. Here you can explore the woods on a number of different footpaths and bridleways. On the way you'll enjoy attractive coniferous trees and a number of pretty streams. The woods are also surrounded by some lovely lush green countryside.
To continue your walking in the area head to the northern end of the lake and visit the picturesque Rhiwargor Waterfall.

Postcode

SY10 0LZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Pubs/Cafes

After your exercise head to the Lake VyrnwyHotel for some afternoon tea in the outdoor seating area which has fine views over the lake. You can find the hotel on the eastern side of the water at postcode SY10 0LY.

Dog Walking

The large woods with its wide trails are ideal for a lovely long dog walk in peaceful surroundings.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east of the forest you can pick up the Ann Griffiths Walk. The 7 mile trail is named after Wales' foremost female hymn writer. You'll pass locations associated with her life including her home at Dolwar Fach and her memorial chapel at Dolanog.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Pen y Ffordd Wood, Dyfnant Forest - geograph.org.uk - 560342

Pen y Ffordd Wood, Dyfnant Forest Entrance to car park and picnic site off the B4395.

Edge of Dyfnant Forest - geograph.org.uk - 560089

Edge of Dyfnant Forest

Tyddyn Amlwg, Dyfnant Forest - geograph.org.uk - 560295

Tyddyn Amlwg, Dyfnant Forest. An isolated farm, entirely surrounded by forest.

Track junction in the Dyfnant Forest - geograph.org.uk - 1508325

Track junction in the Dyfnant Forest

Tyddyn Amlwg, Dyfnant Forest - geograph.org.uk - 560295

Tyddyn Amlwg. An isolated farm, entirely surrounded by forest.

Footbridge in Dyfnant Forest - geograph.org.uk - 568140

Footbridge in Dyfnant Forest. This is on Glyndwr's Way, a few miles south of Lake Vyrnwy.

Visitor centre, Pen y Ffordd - geograph.org.uk - 509563

Visitor centre, Pen y Ffordd. In the picnic area and car park in Dyfnant Forest

Country road and Dyfnant Forest - geograph.org.uk - 3695411

Country road

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Dyfnant Forest.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Dyfnant Forest.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)