Dyfnant Forest - Pen y Ffordd, near Dolgellau

What's here

Welcome

Dyfnant Forest is in a part of Wales renowned for its rolling hills, lush green valleys and picturesque farmsteads and villages.

Nowadays it is also well known for the facilities for horse riding and carriage driving.

Horse riding trails

The Rainbow Trails were developed in partnership with the Dyfnant and Vyrnwy Horse Riders and Carriage Drivers Association.

There are nearly 100 miles of tracks and trails with five horse riding trails and three carriage trails.

The trails are waymarked and range from an easy trot to challenging 16-mile routes for more experienced riders wanting full-day rides.

For full details and maps go to the Rainbow Trails website.

Facilities

Horses in corral

Pen y Ffordd is the starting point for five waymarked horse-riding trails.

Facilities at this purpose-built car park include:

  • 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

National Forest for Wales

Dyfnant Forest forms part of the National Forest for Wales.

The National Forest will:

  • create areas of new woodland
  • enhance existing woodlands
  • restore Wales’ irreplaceable ancient woodlands.

In time it will form a connected ecological network running throughout Wales, bringing social, economic and environmental benefits.

For more information about the National Forest for Wales go to the Welsh Government website.

Closures and diversions

Please note:

  • Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations
  • Occasionally we 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

How to get here

Location

Penyffordd car park is located on the B4395 between Llangadfan and Lake Vyrnwy.

It is in the county of Powys.

Ordnance Survey map

Pen y Ffordd is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 239.

The OS grid reference for the car park is SJ 017 135.

Directions

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.

Parking

Parking is free of charge.

Overnight parking is not permitted.

Contact us

Tel: 0300 065 3000

Email: enquiries@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

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