Lake Vyrnwy

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Dyfnant and Vyrnwy Forests are located in a part of Mid Wales renowned for its rolling hills, green valleys and picturesque farmsteads and villages. Owain Glyndwr, the Welsh Prince who fought for Welsh independence and united Wales, once rode these hills. Dyfnant Forest itself is an upland coniferous (trees with cones) forest with open areas and streams for you to enjoy.

DYFNANT RAINBOW TRAILS
Dyfnant Forest is home to the Dyfnant Rainbow Trails, designed with horses in mind but also welcoming walkers. There are 5 waymarked trails starting from the Penyffordd Car Park. The trails through rolling hills and lush green valleys range from the easiest which is the 5 mile Banwy Trot or, for the more experienced, two 16 milers for a full day's ride.

Penyffordd is the hub for the Dyfnant Rainbow Trails for horse rider is a purpose built car park with a one way system to allow drivers of horse boxes to roll in and roll out. Ample parking for horse trailers and cars as well as a corral for horses.

Hendre car park is the starting point for the carriage driving routes. The facilities here include a quiet area to harness up and put to, ample space for horse boxes,car park with hitching rails and a picnic site.

Dyfnant Forest | Carriage Driving

Hendre Car Park is the starting point for the carriage driving routes in the Dyfnant Forest. Experience beautiful countryside and breathtaking views.
OS grid Ref: SJ 029148

FOREST WALKING TRAILS
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Dyfnant Forest | Pont Llogel

This is a small woodland next to the Afon Efyrnwy.This tranquil area has been designated a SSSI Choice of 3 walks available from this site. Pont Llogel is a small woodland with a waymarked short walk along the River Vyrnwy and access to two longer walks.
OS grid Ref: SJ 033154


There are three car parks managed by Natural Resources Wales in Dyfnant Forest from which to start your visit. All three have free parking:

Penyffordd – the hub for the Dyfnant Rainbow Trails for horse riders. The facilities here are:

Purpose built car park with a one way system to allow drivers of horse boxes to roll in and roll out.

Ample parking for horse trailers and cars.

Corral for horses.

Hendre - the starting point for the carriage driving routes. The facilities here are:

Car park with hitching rails.

Picnic tables.

Quiet area to harness up and put to.

Ample space for horse boxes.

Pont Llogel - a small woodland with a waymarked short walk along the River Vyrnwy and access to two longer walks looked after by Powys County Council.

Important to note:

Sometimes NRW need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst they undertake maintenance work or forest operations.
Occasionally it is neccessary 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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Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Catering

  • Picnic site

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

There are three car parks managed by Natural Resources Wales in Dyfnant Forest from which to start your visit. All three have free parking:

Directions to Pont Llogel Car Park: Take the A458 from Welshpool to Dolgellau road and turn on to the B4395 at Llangadfan to Lake Vyrnwy. After about three miles you reach the hamlet of Pont Llogel. Just over the bridge on the right hand side you will find the Pont Llogel car park.

The OS grid reference is SJ 033 154

Directions to Penyffordd Car Park: Penyffordd car park is located on the B4395 between Llangadfan and Lake Vyrnwy. You can get onto this road off the A458 (Mallwyd to Welshpool) at Llangadfan or off the A490 (Llanfyllin to Welshpool) at Llanfyllin, taking the B4393 and then left onto the B4395 signposted to Llwydiarth and Pont Llogel.

The OS grid reference is SJ 033 154

Directions to Hendre Car Park: From the Penyffordd car park: turn left onto the B4395 (from A458 Llangadfan heading to Lake Vyrnwy). Follow this road for one and a half miles before turning left by Hendre cottages on the corner. The Hendre car park is 300 metres up this road on the right hand side.

From Llanfyllin: take the B4393 and then turn left on to the B4395 signposted to Llwydiarth and Pontllogel. Turn right by Hendre cottages. The Hendre car park is 300 metres up this road on the right hand side.

The OS Grid Reference is SJ 029 148

Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests (NRW)

Type:Forest or Woodland

Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests (NRW), Lake Vyrnwy, Powys, SY21 0QH

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