image for Picnic Site item typeRhydybenwch Picnic Site at Hafren Forest

Hafren Forest

Hafren Forest

Hafren Forest

    Picnic Site, free entry




    The car park stands on the site of a farmhouse which once bore the name Rhyd y Benwch (Upper Ford). Now the Rhyd-y-benwch picnic site acts as a gateway to a number of waymarked forest walks.

    The Forestry Commission have created a number of different trails along the Severn and through the towering pine and spruce trees. All four routes are circular and are focused around the picnic area and toilet facilities at Rhyd-y-benwch.

    In addition, the numerous forestry tracks and roads are also excellent terrain for the cyclist. The picnic site is situated next to a wildflower meadow which is at its best in late July.

    The Source of the Severn Trail and one of the peaks of Pumlumon (Pen Pumlumon Arwystli 741m, 2431ft) can be reached from the car park along waymarked walks.

    Trails can become slippery due to adverse weather conditions. Please take extra care when in the forest. Suitable footwear should be worn at all times.

    Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

    Open access for horse riders throughout Hafren

    Open all the time


    Free entry



    Plan route to Hafren Forest using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: SN 857869  Lat: 52.46850 Long: -3.68328

    By Road:

    From Llanidloes town centre face the Market Hall from Great Oak Street and take Short Bridge Street directly opposite. Follow the narrow road to Old Hall.

    The Rhydybenwch picnic site is 6 miles west of Llanidloes. It can also be reached from the northern end of Llyn Clywedog on minor roads.

    OS Grid Reference: SN857869

    Parking: free


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

    Open access for horse riders throughout Hafren

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