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Gwydir Forest

Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, Wales
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A hidden delight

This forest is one of the hidden delights of North Wales. Tucked to the west of the Conwy valley... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
nickrushbrooke
,
Llanfairfechan
Peaceful walk in a beautiful forest

Plenty of trails to chose from. It is very steep to start with and then flattens out near the top... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
SusieA873
,
Harrogate
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Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, Wales
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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...More

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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...More

1  Thank SusieA873
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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...More

1  Thank Benjamindrfranklin
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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...More

1  Thank shelly r
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Whilst everyone else is busy shopping in Betws-y-coed, Gwydir Forest is the perfect place to escape to. There are several colour coded walks to follow with blue and yellow being the longest at 4.5 and 6 miles respectively. Very very steep start to the walks...More

2  Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We followed the yellow lane to Lync park. A very quiet forest with wonderful scenery. We left in the north of the lake the yellow lane towards Ugly house and the Swallow falls (way not marked and maps are required). On the way you will...More

3  Thank nobbyww
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Its alrite but too much riding uphill on fire - roads but the last stretch of the downhills was cool and scary .. I loved it - well worth all that climbing

Thank Satpal C
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We decided to do the blue circular walk and somehow failed to find our way. Not sure if that's just us? Anyhow, it was a beautiful walk in the woodland and then we headed out to more open ground along the riverside and the whole...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely lake with a series of graded signed walks. Toilets and picnic tables. The road up is not for the faint hearted or for those (like me) whose reversing skills leave a lot to be desired.

1  Thank Su L
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Well marked and maintained MTB route through the forest (Marin Trail). Some of the markers could do with being a little bit clearer as the small white signs are easily missed, especially is concentrating effort on an ascent! There is also the option for the...More

Thank Chris A
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Response from Alexandria F | Reviewed this property |
hi there, there is parking in betws y coed that I'm sure is suitable for a motorhome.
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