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Hafod Estate / Hafod Uchtryd

Hafod Estate / Hafod Uchtryd

Hafod Estate / Hafod Uchtryd


TThis walk makes a circuit of Cefn Creigiau ridge, and provides fine views over the estate and avoids descending to the valley floor.

The walk leaves the car park by following an estate drive for a short distance, then branches left along a path on the edge of woodland, with views across pasture to Hawthorn Cottage and Pendre, site of Johnes' home farm.

A short climb brings you to a viewpoint and the obelisk, erected in 1805 to commemorate Francis, 5th Duke of Bedford, 'the most judicicous and munificent promoter of the National Agriculture'. By a zig-zag descent you reach the return path, which follows an evenly graded route to the church

Access: Hafod Car Park

Duration: 45mins

Miles: 1

Facilities for groupsAccepts groups

Open all the time


Free entry

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Toni Ellis


Cwm Ystwyth,
SY25 6DX

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Plan route to Hafod Estate / Hafod Uchtryd using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 759733  Lat: 52.34368 Long: -3.82314

From the Hafod Arms Hotel in Devil's Bridge take the B4574 to Cwmystwyth. Pass the The Arch car park and proceed downhill. Turn right shortly after passing the "Cwmystwyth" sign. Go past ADAS Pwllpeiran and proceed to a T junction and turn right. Pass Hafod Church and turn left into Hafod Car Park.

From Pontrhydygroes proceed north on the B4343 and turn right onto the B4574 towards Cwmystwyth when you see the Forestry Commission Hafod sign. Proceed along this road for 1 mile. The Hafod Car Park is on the right hand side.
Cwmystwyth is the nearest town or village.OS Grid Reference: SN 768 737

Public transport: Hafod is 3 ½ miles (5.5 km) from the Devil's Bridge terminus of the Vale of Rheidol Railway (no service in winter).

Various cycle routes pass close to the estate: NCN route 81, Lon Cambria and Lon Teifi.

Parking: free


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