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Gwydir Forest

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Address: Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, Wales

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We (myself, the wife and kids) had a beautiful, if wet, walk around this wonderful forest in Betws-y-Coed. You can see how popular it is by all the friendly walkers you pass by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mark B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We (myself, the wife and kids) had a beautiful, if wet, walk around this wonderful forest in Betws-y-Coed. You can see how popular it is by all the friendly walkers you pass by. Recommended.

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had some lovely walks round this forest as we rented a cottage right on the edge of it.plenty of wildlife and waterfalls in fact a surprise round every corner.

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Thank Tracey H
Neuwied, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

♥ we had a really fine holiday, the first touch to this lovely Wales, coming down from Tan Dinas country house ♥ we do thank a lot for the very fine experience + of course + your splendidwelsh hospitality ♥ best wishes from the Rhine to your lovely individuals ♥

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1 Thank Eckard W
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

There's plenty of walks to choose from. I went for the longest - and half way round wished I hadn't! But I completed it in good time. It was descibed as moderate but the initial climb was quite demanding.

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1 Thank Gerry W
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I've been holidaying in the local area at this time of year for around 12 years and never had a problem finding Lyn Parc but yesterday was a nightmare. Due to Forestry Works paths were closed off and diversions in place but the signs were awful. One of my dogs only has 3 legs. The normal route up he manages... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this forest hoping for a long walk. The only walk was 1.5 miles and there was nothing special about it. Just went up a hill through the forest and then back down the road. Not as good as fairy glen but good if maybe looking for somewhere to walk the dog

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Llanfairfechan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This forest is one of the hidden delights of North Wales. Tucked to the west of the Conwy valley, close to Betws-Y-Coed, it was once the centre of lead mining in the region. Few scars remain, only great walking, magnificent mountain biking and interesting sites of old with good description boards.

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Plenty of trails to chose from. It is very steep to start with and then flattens out near the top. Wonderful old trees and in places water rushing down the hill. I came across a wood sculpture of a spur. Great place to escape to from the touristy parts. I only met 2 people despite the carpark being full. Definitely... More 

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous place to walk - for hours if you wish Giant ancient trees and old tracks covered with gnarly tree roots and moss An enchanted place you must visit to soak up the serenity and mood of the local geography Leave your mobile phone in the car - you really DON'T NEED IT Highly recommended Enjoy :-)

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1 Thank Benjamindrfranklin
Bergen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to go for a walk with lovely views and places to sit along the way. My husband went back the next day on his bike and said the track was great. A lot of climbing at first but great descent. The only downside is the amount of dog poo we saw or nearly trod in. Such a shame!

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