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Pont Cae'n y Coed

Pont Cae'n y Coed

Pont Cae'n y Coed

Nature Trail, free entry

Ganllwyd,
Dolgellau,
Gwynedd,
LL402HN

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This is a small car park under Norway spruce trees and the gateway to the Forest Garden Discovery Trail, where you can experience trees from all over the world, some with fascinating facts on secret signs.

Listen to the story of a local witch and a demon's tree on our wind-up 'sound stores'. There is a separate car park for disabled users before you get to the main car park with direct access to the all ability trail Forest Garden Discovery Trail.
It starts from the disabled car park and is built to all-ability standards with an easy gradient that is suitable for wheelchair users.

FOREST GARDEN DISCOVERY TRAIL (½ mile, 0.6 kilometres)
From the main car park follow the green waymarkers down to the bridge over the Afon Babi. Visit the viewpoint and then meander along the series of informal paths looking out for the tree-fact posts and folklore audio stores. The garden is criss-crossed with a series of 1m wide formal and informal paths, some steep and uneven. There are no steps or stiles.

FOREST GARDEN ACCESSIBLE TRAIL (¼ mile, 350m)
Follow the blue waymarkers from the accessible car park over the bridge and through the lower part of the forest garden. At the viewpoint, overlooking the waterfall, listen to the story of Pont Llam yr Ewig (Bridge of the Stag’s leap). The accessible trail is a flat well-surfaced 2m wide path suitable for wheelchairs with resting places at least every 100m. There are no steps or stiles.

OS Grid Reference: SH744225

Picnic site

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

There are public toilets at the Ty'n y Groes site only.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Address

Ganllwyd,
Dolgellau,
Gwynedd,
LL402HN

Location and nearby places

Directions

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Map reference: SH 729234  Lat: 52.79319 Long: -3.88584

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FOREST GARDEN
From the south: Take the A470 north from Dolgellau. About 200 metres after passing the Tyn y Groes Hotel, turn right following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. Follow the tarmac road past the Ty’n y Groes picnic site for just over one kilometre. At a crossroads just after the Glasdir car park turn left uphill. Turn right at the next cross roads and cross a small bridge (Pont Llam yr Ewig). The car park for disabled visitors is on the left and the main car park is another 150 metres up the hill on the left.

From the north: Take the A470 south towards Dolgellau. After passing through Ganllwyd village, turn left following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. Follow the tarmac road past the Ty’n y Groes picnic site for just over one kilometre. At a crossroads just after the Glasdir car park turn left uphill. Turn right at the next cross roads and cross a small bridge (Pont Llam yr Ewig).The car park for disabled visitors is on the left and the main car park is another 150 metres up the hill on the left.

GLASDIR
From the south: Take the A470 north from Dolgellau. About 200 metres after passing the Tyn y Groes Hotel, turn right following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. Follow the tarmac road past the Ty’n y Groes picnic site for just over one kilometre. The Glasdir car park is on the right with a picnic site a short walk away across the road.

From the north: Take the A470 south towards Dolgellau. After passing through Ganllwyd village, turn left following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. Follow the tarmac road past the Ty’n y Groes picnic site for just over one kilometre. The Glasdir car park is on the right with a picnic site a short walk away across the road.

Directions to Pont Llam yr Ewig car park
Follow the directions to Glasdir car park. When you reach the Glasdir car park, continue along the tarmac road, bear sharp left up the steep hill, turn right at the crossroads at the top of the hill and the small Pont Llam yr Ewig car park is on the right over the stone bridge. Please note: Pont Llam yr Ewig is car park for the use of disabled visitors only.

PONT CAE'N Y COED
Take the A470 north from Dolgellau.

After passing through the village of Ganllwyd, turn right just after the school.

Follow this minor road over a stone bridge and continue following the road on the right with the Afon Mawddach river below.

The car park is on the right after about a quarter of a mile.

TYDDYN GWLADYS
From the south: Take the A470 north from Dolgellau. After passing through the village of Ganllwyd, turn right just after the school. Follow this minor road over a stone bridge and continue following the road on the right with the river Mawddach below. The Tyddyn Gwladys car park is on the right at the end of the tarmac road after about 1.5 kilometres (you will pass the Pont Cae'n y Coed car park on the way).

From the north: Take the A470 south from Coed y Brenin Forest Park Visitor Centre. On reaching the village of Ganllwyd turn sharp left immediately after the 40mph speed limit sign. Follow this minor road over a stone bridge and continue following the road on the right with the river Mawddach below. The Tyddyn Gwladys car park is on the right at the end of the tarmac road after about 1.5 kilometres (you will pass the Pont Cae'n y Coed car park on the way).

TYN Y GROES
From the south: Take the A470 north from Dolgellau. About 200 metres after passing the Tyn y Groes Hotel, turn right following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. The car park is 300 metres down the hill by the side of the river Mawddach.

From the north: Take the A470 south towards Dolgellau. After passing through Ganllwyd village, turn left following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. The car park is 300 metres down the hill by the side of the river Mawddach.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The nearest train stations are in Barmouth (Cambrian Coast line) and Blaenau Ffestiniog (Blaenau Ffestiniog-Llandudno line).

For details of public transport visit Traveline Cymru's website.

Parking: free

Facilities

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

There are public toilets at the Ty'n y Groes site only.

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