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Radnor Forest

Radnor Forest

Radnor Forest

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The Warren - The Warren has been popular with tourists for over 200 years because of Water-Break-Its-Neck Waterfall, the spectacular waterfall. Named for its rabbit warren which once provided a source of food.

The area has seen huge changes since the days of Radnor Forest was an ancient hunting forest.

In those days of great feasts this was a large moorland area, but in Victorian time the then owners, the Harpton Court Estate, decided to create a 'picturesque' forest and planted lots of trees. You can see many of these trees, now huge, on the historic routes we have reopened for you to enjoy.

There are three trails that start from the Warren Wood car park:

Waterfall Walk (one third of a mile, half a kilometre)
This mainly level, short walk from Warren Wood car park goes straight to the waterfall, which was a popular destination for Victorian tourists, and back to the car park.

Water Break-its-neck Trail (three quarters of a mile, one kilometre)
This circular woodland walk from Warren Wood car park leads you above the famous Water Break-its-neck waterfall.

Warren Trail (1.5 miles, 2.3 kilometres)
This circular walk from Warren Wood car park includes a climb of 560 feet (170 metres). It has view of some of the largest trees in Radnorshire, many of which were planted in Victorian times.

Directions:

Warren Wood car park is off the A44 between Kington and Llandrindod Wells.
From the New Radnor direction, look out, after a mile, for a brown advance warning sign for parking and information on your right. Turn here and go through the first parking area and follow the forest road uphill for Warren Wood car park. It is a small car park with room for 8-10 cars.

Public Transport:

The nearest rail station is in Knighton.

The OS grid ref is SO 187 598.

Children welcomeDogs accepted

The wooded areas of Radnor Forest are managed by Natural Resources Wales and offer waymarked walks from three car parks (Warren Wood, Fishpools and Nash Wood) as well as numerous public rights of way. 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

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

The wooded areas of Radnor Forest are managed by Natural Resources Wales and offer waymarked walks from three car parks (Warren Wood, Fishpools and Nash Wood) as well as numerous public rights of way. 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.

Directions

Plan route to Radnor Forest  (NRW) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 185582  Lat: 52.21648 Long: -3.19397

From the New Radnor direction, look out, after a mile, for a brown advance warning sign for parking and information on your right. Turn here and go through the first parking area and follow the forest road uphill for Warren Wood car park.

Fishpools car park is off the A488, approximately seven miles west of Knighton.

The OS grid ref is SO 188 683

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Knighton station

Contact

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0300 065 3000

Address

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