The Hafod Forest occupies some 200 hectares of the Ystwyth valley and surrounding hills.
The Hafod Car Park picnic area is the gateway to the five historical walks which allow you to discover the picturesque Hafod Estate. Walks leaflets are available from a dispenser in the car park (dispenser requires 2 x £1 coins).
Bedford Monument Walk (1 mile, 1.6 kilometres)
A walk with a relatively gentle gradient up to the Bedford monument from where you can enjoy a beautiful view over the estate.
Ystwyth Gorge Walk (1 mile, 1.5 kilometres)
This spectacular route takes you across the rocky gorge on a wobbly (but safe!) narrow chain bridge. There are some climbs and descents along the way and steep drops beside the path.
The Lady’s Walk (2.2 miles, 3.6 kilometres)
This walk is one of two classic circular routes created by Johnes in his first years at Hafod. It takes you through a lovely meadow and past a stunning waterfall along paths with a gentle gradient.
The Gentleman’s Walk (6 miles, 3.7 kilometres)
This spectacular walk is the second “Picturesque” circuit created by Johnes. It takes in huge old beech trees, the amazing Cavern Cascade and unique bridges. It is a strenuous walk with many steep climbs and descents.
Coed Hafod Walk (three quarters of a mile, 1.2 kilometres)
This short walk runs west along the south-facing slope of the Ystwyth Valley and offers stunning views across the Hafod Estate. It passes through several different types of woodland and there is the option to join a different trail to complete a circular walk back to the car park.
From Devils Bridge: take the B4574 to Cwmystwyth. Pass The Arch car park and carry on downhill. Turn right shortly after passing the Cwmystwyth sign. Go past Pwllpeiran Farm to a T-junction and turn right. Pass Hafod Church and turn left into Hafod Estate car park.
From Pontrhydygroes: head north on the B4343 and turn right onto the B4574 towards Cwmystwyth when you see the Hafod sign. Go along this road for one mile and Hafod Estate car park is on the right.
The nearest station is in Aberystwyth
The OS grid ref is SN 768 736