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Horse Route, free entry

Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests

Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests

Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests

Contact

Enquiries

0300 065 3000

Address

Powys,
SY21 0QH

Details

Dyfnant Forest is home to the Dyfnant Rainbow Trails, designed with horses in mind but also welcoming walkers. There are 5 waymarked trails starting from the Penyffordd Car Park. The trails through rolling hills and lush green valleys range from the easiest which is the 5 mile Banwy Trot or, for the more experienced, two 16 milers for a full day's ride.

Melangell Horse Riding Trail (7 miles, 11 kilometres)
Follow in the footsteps of St. Melangell with a view of the craggy hill of Allt Dolanog.

Cae Penfras Horse Riding Trail (6 miles, 10 kilometres)
Take in some amazing views of the Vyrnwy valley.

Cwm Bach Horse Riding Trail (16 miles, 26 kilometres)
Trot along part of Glyndwr’s Way national trail with impressive views of the Conwy valley.

Banw Horse Riding Trail (5 miles, 8 kilometres)
Enjoy excellent views of the Banw valley on this trail suitable for novice riders.

Cerrig yr Helfa Horse Riding Trail (16 miles, 26 kilometres)
The trail leads past the Cerrig yr Helfa hunting stones and gives lovely views over the Arran and Berwyn mountains.

Penyffordd Car Park is purpose built with a one way system that allows drivers of horse boxes a roll in roll out system. There is ample parking for horse trailers and cars as well as a corral for horses.

Carriage driving trails in the Dyfnant Forest start from Hendre Car Park just before Pont Llogel.

Picnic site

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

There are three car parks managed by Natural Resources Wales in Dyfnant Forest from which to start your visit. All three have free parking: Penyffordd – the hub for the Dyfnant Rainbow Trails for horse riders. The facilities here are: Purpose built car park with a one way system to allow drivers of horse boxes to roll in and roll out. Ample parking for horse trailers and cars. Corral for horses. Hendre - the starting point for the carriage driving routes. The facilities here are: Car park with hitching rails. Picnic tables. Quiet area to harness up and put to. Ample space for horse boxes. Pont Llogel - a small woodland with a waymarked short walk along the River Vyrnwy and access to two longer walks looked after by Powys County Council. Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

Plan route to Dyfnant and Vyrnwy Forests (NRW) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 033154  Lat: 52.72803 Long: -3.43261

Directions to Pont Llogel:

Take the A458 from Welshpool to Dolgellau road and turn on to the B4395 at Llangadfan to Lake Vyrnwy. After about three miles you reach the hamlet of Pont Llogel. Just over the bridge on the right hand side you will find the Pont Llogel car park.

The OS grid reference is SJ 033 154

Directions to Penyffordd:

Penyffordd car park is located on the B4395 between Llangadfan and Lake Vyrnwy. You can get onto this road off the A458 (Mallwyd to Welshpool) at Llangadfan or off the A490 (Llanfyllin to Welshpool) at Llanfyllin, taking the B4393 and then left onto the B4395 signposted to Llwydiarth and Pont Llogel.

The OS grid reference is SJ 033 154

Directions to Hendre:

From the Penyffordd car park: turn left onto the B4395 (from A458 Llangadfan heading to Lake Vyrnwy). Follow this road for one and a half miles before turning left by Hendre cottages on the corner. The Hendre car park is 300 metres up this road on the right hand side.

From Llanfyllin: take the B4393 and then turn left on to the B4395 signposted to Llwydiarth and Pontllogel. Turn right by Hendre cottages. The Hendre car park is 300 metres up this road on the right hand side.

The OS Grid Reference is SJ 029 148

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

There are three car parks managed by Natural Resources Wales in Dyfnant Forest from which to start your visit. All three have free parking: Penyffordd – the hub for the Dyfnant Rainbow Trails for horse riders. The facilities here are: Purpose built car park with a one way system to allow drivers of horse boxes to roll in and roll out. Ample parking for horse trailers and cars. Corral for horses. Hendre - the starting point for the carriage driving routes. The facilities here are: Car park with hitching rails. Picnic tables. Quiet area to harness up and put to. Ample space for horse boxes. Pont Llogel - a small woodland with a waymarked short walk along the River Vyrnwy and access to two longer walks looked after by Powys County Council. Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

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