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Coed Ganllwyd Nature Reserve

Coed Ganllwyd Nature Reserve

Walking Route, free entry



01341 440238


LL40 2TG


A network of paths on the reserve mean you can choose from circular walks of 100 metres up to more demanding routes that stretch over two kilometres.

The paths on the reserve are steep and rough with gates, stiles and a few steps leading up to a footbridge. The route to the waterfall viewpoint is particularly steep.

The woodland at Coed Ganllwyd is considered to be the richest site for mosses and liverworts in Western Europe. The extreme humidity within the gorge is caused by a combination of high rainfall and continuous river spray, which is prevented from evaporating by the dense oak canopy.

The wood is also important for bats, particularly the rare lesser horseshoe bat. Breeding woodland birds include the wood warbler, nuthatch, black cap and redstart.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open during daylight hours along waymarked routes.


Free entry



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Map reference: SH 727245  Lat: 52.80298 Long: -3.88975

By bike: NCN Route 82 goes close by, see Sustrans for details

By bus: Bus stops in Ganllwyd, routes between Dolgellau and Blaenau Ffestiniog, see Traveline-Cymru for details

By train: Station at Barmouth 10 miles (16km), see Traveline-Cymru for details

By car: A470 to Ganllwyd, car park in village. Post code LL40 2TF

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