This is a small woodland next to the Afon Efyrnwy.
This tranquil area has been designated a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) because of its wide range of plants. We removed a lot of coniferous trees (trees with cones) to allow light to reach the woodland floor and encourage native plants and trees like oak and hazel to grow.
Choice of walks
You can follow our sheltered waymarked walk along the River Vyrnwy and either return the same way or use the high level return path if you don't mind steep sections and flights of steps.
The Pont Llogel Walk follows part of Glyndwr’s Way (commemorating the Welsh folk-hero who gave Wales a brief taste of independence), a long distance footpath from Knighton to Welshpool.
You can also start two walks looked after by Powys County Council from here. The 7-mile linear Ann Griffiths Walk (commemorating the famous hymn writer) winds an enchanting course down the Vyrnwy valley from Pont Llogel to Pontrobert. The way marked route runs in harmony with sections of Glyndwrs Way, giving walkers various options including a 16 mile figure-of-eight excursion from Pont Llogel, plus two circular walks from Pont Llogel or Pontrobert. There is a short flat section of this walk down to the riverside, which is suitable for wheelchair users and families with small children.
Another walk, the challenging Pererindod Melangell, starts from across the road and goes to Llangynog, 15 miles away. This challenging 15-mile linear walk traces a route between the Vyrnwy and Tanat Valleys, trodden in centuries past by pilgrims, quarrymen and drovers. It’s an undulating route with long climbs linking the valley floors with huge tracts of open moor-land.
Experienced walkers should have no difficulties in completing this walk in one day. Recreational walkers may find it better split in two, breaking the route at Llanwyddyn, where there are plenty of facilities based around Lake Vyrnwy.
Take the A458 Welshpool to Dolgellau road and turn on to the B4395 at Llangadfan to Lake Vyrnwy. Proceed into the hamlet of Pont Llogel after about 3 miles. Just over the bridge on the right hand side you will find the Natural Resources Wales car park.
OS Grid Reference: SJ033154