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Radnor Forest

Radnor Forest

Radnor Forest

Nature Trail, free entry

Nr Presteigne,
Powys,
UK

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The nearby village of Bleddfa (meaning 'Place of the Wolf) give a clue to this area's fascinating history. Tradition has it that the marauding wolves of the ancient hunting forest of Radnor were finally cleared by being driven into the valley here and shot - the last wolves in Wales.

Nowadays Radnor Forest is a more tranquil place and ideal for a woodland stroll. 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.

RADNOR FOREST VALLEYS WALK (7 mile linear trail)
This is a waymarked route linking up the villages of Bleddfa, Llangunllo, Pilleth, Whitton and Cascob, all places of interest surrounding the forest offering you the chance to find out more about and explore the surrounding countryside.

FISHPOOLS TRAIL - (2.7 miles, 4 kilometres)
The Fishpools Trail starts from the car park. This circular woodland trail from Fishpools car park leads to the viewpoint over Bleddfa village and the surrounding countryside. The Turbary loop is an extension to the trail and goes around the heathland.

Directions: Access from Fishpools car park is off the A488, approximately seven miles west of Knighton. The OS grid ref is SO 188 6883

WARREN WOOD TRAILS
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.

NASH WOOD TRAIL (2 miles, 3.3 kilometres)
This circular trail from Nash Wood car park goes through a mix of woodlands. Halfway round, the viewpoint of Burfa Vista overlooks Radnor Forest and Hergest Ridge as well as some of the hillforts which are a common feature of this border country between Wales and England.

This trail makes a lovely walk no matter what time of year, but keep an eye out for colourful fungi in the autumn.

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Please note: Sometimes NRW need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst undertaking maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally a site 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

Address

Nr Presteigne,
Powys,
UK

Location and nearby places

Directions

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

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WARREN WOOD CAR PARK
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.

FISHPOOLS CAR PARK
Fishpools car park is off the A488, approximately seven miles west of Knighton. Follow the A488 for five and a half miles from Knighton to Bleddfa. Continue for just over a mile and Fishpools car park is on your left.

NASH WOOD CAR PARK
Nash Wood car park is off the B4355, near Presteigne. Follow the B4355 From Knighton to Kington. At the T junction just before Presteigne, turn left onto the by-pass. Opposite the secondary school, turn right and the car park is down this road on your right.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Knighton station

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Please note: Sometimes NRW need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst undertaking maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally a site 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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