We took a drive out to Coed Y Foel Woodland Nature Reserve a couple of days ago for a walk (about 25 minutes from the cottages). It’s a really beautiful woodland and is a mixture of established broadleaf forest with a more open “nursery woodland”.
There is a small car park with a few more spaces out on the quiet road.
The older part of the forest is mostly oak and the newly planted part is a mix of hazel, alder and other native species.
There is a pretty steam running through the valley – Ziggy enjoys a cooling dip there.
It’s a moderately challenging walk but very peaceful and quiet and there are several circular routes you can take to make it more or less challenging. At this time of year there are lots of bilberries to snack on as you walk too!
There are information boards to show you the trails and the route is way marked (although not clearly in some places).