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Dyfi Biosphere

Mid Wales, SY20 8SR, www.dyfibiosphere.wales/

The Dyfi Valley opens wide as it approaches the Cardigan Bay Coast and ends in sandy beaches and dunes. It cradles the westerly spur of Powys, Ceredigion north of Aberystwyth, and the southern rim of Snowdonia National Park.

 
 
 
Crychan Forest

Llangammarch Wells, Powys, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/crychan

The Crychan & Halfway Forest is set in beautiful countryside nestling between the Brecon Beacons & the Cambrian Mountains. Miles of waymarked trails take you through tranquil gorges, along old drover's routes & past cascading waterfalls.

 
 
 
Ceri Forest

Nr Newtown, Ceri, Powys, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/ceri

Upland conifer wood adjacent to the Kerry Ridgeway long distance path.This car park and picnic site is the access point for the Kerry Ridgeway. Additional car parks at Cider House Farm & 2 other locations.OS Grid Reference: SO149862

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  • Rail station: Newtown (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Ceri Forest

Nr Newtown, Ceri, Powys, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/ceri

Ceri Forest is a coniferous forest which sits astride the Kerry Ridgeway in the uplands of Montgomeryshire.

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  • Rail station: Newtown (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Cader Idris / Cadair Idris

Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/cadairidris

Cader/Cadair Idris meaning 'Chair of Idris' from the giant warrior poet of Welsh legend.
Rugged summits, glacial lakes and a mossy wooded gorge cover over 450 hectares of breathtaking landscape.

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  • Rail station: Tywyn (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cader Idris / Cadair Idris

Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/article-1356402213067/

Cregennan Lakes are owned by the National Trust, and are situated on the northern slopes of Cader ldris, some 800 ft. above sea level, overlooking the beautiful Mawddach Estuary.

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  • Rail station: Tywyn (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Dyfi Forest

Gwynedd, SY20 8QJ, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/dyfiforest

The Dyfi Forest is located mainly to the north of the Afon Dyfi between Dolgellau to the north and Machynlleth to the south. Dyfi is a 6000ha forest - a spectacular landscape well worth exploring.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Hafren Forest

Llanidloes, Powys, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/hafren

The Hafren Forest takes its name from the River Severn, the Afon Hafren in Welsh, which takes its rise about a mile from the western boundary of the forest, high up on the slopes of Pumlumon, the highest mountain in Mid Wales.

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  • Rail station: Caersws (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Elan Valley
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP, Tel: 01597 810880, Email, www.elanvalley.org.uk

The Elan Valley is an area of spectacular beauty and abundant wildlife right in the heart of mid Wales.The dams and reservoirs of the Elan Valley are situated within an area of outstanding scenic beauty.

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  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Alpine Bridge over river in Hafod

Nr Aberystwyth, Cerdedigion, SY23 3UR, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/hafod

The Hafod Forest occupies some 200 hectares of the Ystwyth valley and surrounding hills.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Elan Valley Trust

Elan Estate Office, Elan Village, RHAYADER, Powys, LD6 5HP, Tel: 01597 810449, Email, www.elanvalley.org.uk

The Elan Estate attracts more than 400,000 visitors annually. Many people come to enjoy the peace and quiet, some come for the wildlife and scenery, whilst others take part in more active pursuits.

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  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (15 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests

Powys, SY21 0QH, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/dyfnant

Dyfnant and Vyrnwy Forests are in a part of Mid Wales renowned for its rolling hills, lush green valleys and picturesque farmsteads and villages.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Radnor Forest

Nr Presteigne, Powys, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/radnor

Welcome to the wood which lays half in Wales and half in England, true 'border country'. This is reflected in the number of hill forts you can see from the spectacular viewpoint halfway round the Nash Trail. OS Grid ref: SO306625

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  • Rail station: Knighton (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Radnor Forest

Nr Presteigne, Powys, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, naturalresources.wales/out-and-about/places-to-go/mid-wales/radnor-forest/?lang=en

With a hidden waterfall and a Royal Pedigree.
Radnor forest was once a royal hunting ground which wasn't a 'forest' in the modern sense.

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  • Rail station: Knighton (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Lake Vyrnwy

Llanwddyn, Powys, SY10 0LY, Tel: 01691 870278, www.lake-vyrnwy.com

Lake Vyrnwy is set amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains. With spectacular waterfalls, and unspoilt open countryside, a visit to Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (20 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Ystwyth Forest

Nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/ystwyth

This is a very pleasant ancient semi-natural woodland that is gradually being restored to its original native broadleaved condition. Fantastic veteran trees and a beautiful display of spring flowers are its highlights. Grid Ref: SN 718813

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Ystwyth Forest

Nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/ystwyth

Experience the spectacular landscapes of the forests of Ceredigion

The beautiful county of Ceredigion is bordered by the Irish Sea to the west and sheltered to the east by the Cambrian Mountains.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 

Gwynedd, LL36 9A

Located at the foot of Cadair Idris, Tal-y-llyn Lake is north of Machynlleth and north-east of Tywyn.

 
 
 
 
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