Irfon Forest - White Bridge, near Llanwrtyd Wells

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Welcome

White Bridge is our main car park in Irfon Forest.

It is situated in a remote and peaceful part of mid Wales but is easy-to-find. 

There are two short walking trails alongside the River Irfon which flows down from the Cambrian Mountains.

The pretty riverside picnic area is next to the car park.

There is a larger picnic site at our Pwll Bo car park which is half a mile along the road towards Abergwesyn.

You can also see the cascades and a pool where farmers once washed their sheep before shearing them - park in the lay-by near the Pwll Golchi/Washpool sign on the road towards Llanwrtyd Wells.

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Walking trails

The walking trails are waymarked from start to finish.

Look out for the information panel at the start of the trails.

Find out about walking trail grades.

Afon Irfon Walk

  • Grade: Easy
  • Distance: 1¼ miles/1.9 kilometres (there and back)
  • Trail information: This linear trail follows a path with a stoned surface and some loose stone in places. There is a bench by the river shortly before the turnaround point.

The Afon Irfon Walk follows the riverside path along the Afon Irfon and through a variety of woodlands before returning along the same path to the car park.

Enjoy the sound of the river and look out for the big Sitka spruce trees with their crusty plate bark.

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Cwm Irfon Trail

  • Grade: Moderate
  • Distance: 1¼ miles/2.1 kilometres
  • Trail information: This circular trail follows the same riverside path as the Afon Irfon Walk but it turns away from the river when the hard surface stops and climbs a stony track to join a forest road. There is a bench by the river.

The Cwm Irfon Walk follows the riverside path along the Afon Irfon and through a variety of woodlands.

It then climbs up to a higher track from where you can enjoy views of the valley and surrounding hills on the return to the car park.

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Closures and diversions

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 on site and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place

How to get here

Location

White Bridge is 3 miles north west of Llanwrtyd Wells.

It is in the county of Powys.

Ordnance Survey map

White Bridge is on Ordnance Survey (OS) Explorer map 187.

The OS grid reference is SN 856 507.

Directions

From the A483 at Llanwrtyd Wells follow signs for Abergwesyn onto a minor road.

Follow this road for about 3 miles and go past the parking area at Pwll Golchi.

After a further ½ mile, the entrance to White Bridge car park is on the right over a small bridge.

Public transport

The nearest mainline railway station is in Llanwrtyd Wells.

For details of public transport visit the Traveline Cymru website.

Parking

Car parking is free of charge.

Overnight parking is not permitted.

Contact details

There are no staff at this location.

Contact our customer team for general enquiries during office hours, Monday to Friday.

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