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Gwydir Forest

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

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Great Scenery and fantastic walks

We were supposed to be walking around two lakes but started at the wrong car park. It didn't matter, We'd started at least 5 miles from where we should have. A friendly local... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 February 2016
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We were supposed to be walking around two lakes but started at the wrong car park. It didn't matter, We'd started at least 5 miles from where we should have. A friendly local realising we were not in the right place drove us to the lake. So we enjoyed the view and hiked back to the car. He even said... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Area of tranquility and natural beauty. Not an easy place to get into in a vehicle but it can be done carefully... Once in the forest there are tranquil lakes, ancient trees and evidence of Roman influence. The road running alongside the forest from Treffriw to Betws is one of the oldest Roman Roads in the UK. Whole place is... More 

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Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

We took a waymarker route for 2 and a half hours and hardly saw a soul. We took the yello footprint route and were treated to a moderate walk with lovely views. And, we had it all to ourselves!

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Cheshire
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Just great for all the family. Have been camping and holidaying in the area for years and love being in the forest so much. Smells so fresh and clean. The paths are signposted but not that great in places, but plenty of paths to follow. Amazing stream and waterfall there too. Hidden gem. We always walk up the Llyn Parc... More 

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Coln Saint Aldwyns, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Walked the 10km route with my 14 month old dog, on a lovely clear December day. Beautiful scenery all along the route, which took us on narrow pathways along the river as well as wide forest roads along the lake. The route appeared to be clearly marked although I think we somehow missed a bit! Would highly recommend it. Seemed... More 

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nr. cardigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

We walked into the forest having parked in Llanrwst. The only criticism we have is that the layout of the walks can be quite confusing. We completed the walk marked with black footprints on the marker posts, and then joined the yellow footprint walk. Unfortunately, we reached a point where you could go in any of three directions, but there... More 

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chatham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Typical Welsh forest, wonderful walks, stunning views, and a great many routes to try. Take a picnic, find a quiet place and relax for a lovely peacefull meal. Take your time and take in Welsh beauty. Don't forget your hiking boots.

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60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to get away from some of the more popular walking areas in North Wales. We made two walks both in the forest and round the lakes. Thoroughly enjoyed both of them. Downside is that the signage could be improved both within the forest and in the car park. Good job we had our OS map... More 

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Silloth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely walk up to lake but can get lost easy. Need of a good map and sure of routes etc. lovely views on a clear day and a magical place.

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York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Wonderful area for walking, our favourite place is overlooking lake Elsi at the top of the mountain behind Saint Mary's church. The walk is all uphill and takes about 3 hours there and back but take a picnic and enjoy the view as you eat. WONDERFUL!!

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