Alwen Reservoir, near Denbigh
Walk or cycle around this huge upland reservoir
Peaceful woodland with walks to Iron Age hillforts
Our sites and most visitor facilities are open but, under the current coronavirus restrictions in Wales, this is intended only for the use of people who live locally.
You are strongly advised – in line with current Welsh Government regulations – not to drive to any of our sites to exercise unless you have specific health or mobility issues.
We have changed the normal route for some of our trails to help you maintain social distancing – please follow signs on site.
Coed Llangwyfan woodland clings onto a steep-sided hill that opens out to heather covered slopes.
The car park is the gateway to two impressive hillforts – Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur.
There are public footpaths to both hillforts and the views from the top on a clear day are hard to beat.
The circular waymarked walking trail follows a sheltered level path from the car park through the woodland to a viewpoint.
The walking trail is waymarked and starts from the Coed Llangwyfan car park.
Gradually drop down on a hillside path through huge conifer trees with filtered views across the valley.
Enjoy the viewpoint at the halfway point with wide views across the Vale of Clwyd.
Return on a lower level path through broadleaved woodland back up to the car park.
There are several public footpaths from the Coed Llangwyfan car park.
See the information panel in the car park for details of these two suggested routes:
These routes may not be waymarked and we recommend that you take a map with you.
The Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail goes through Coed Llangwyfan and over the summit of Penycloddiau - look out for the distinctive acorn waymarker posts.
Find out more about National Trails in Wales.
Coed Llangwyfan is situated in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The Clywdian Range is a chain of purple heather-clad summits topped by hillforts. The Dee Valley lies beyond these windswept hills and is home to the historic towns of Llangollen and Corwen.
For more information about visiting the AONB go to the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley website.
Coed Llangwyfan is 5 miles east of Denbigh.
This site straddles the county borders of Denbighshire and Flintshire.
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Coed Llangwyfan is on OS Explorer 265.
The OS grid reference is SJ 138 668.
From the A525 south of Denbigh, take the minor road signposted to Llanddyrnog from the roundabout.
Go straight on at the next roundabout.
Take the next left and the main Coed Llangwyfan car park is on the left at the top of the hill, after passing a small lay-by.
The nearest mainline railway station is in Buckley.
For details of public transport visit the Traveline Cymru's website.
Parking is free of charge.
0300 065 3000