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a lovely forest to stroll through.

It was a lovely afternoon and we took advantage to come here for the first time. It was quiet and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daventry, United Kingdom
Beauty in the woods

Lovely walks, easy to forget your troubles! Some very steep parts to some of the walks. Disabled... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geraint R
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One of Europe's finest examples of an 18th-century picturesque landscape.
Pontrhyd-Y-Groes | Ystrad Meurig, Aberystwyth SY25 6DX, Wales
+44 1974 282568
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a lovely afternoon and we took advantage to come here for the first time. It was quiet and peaceful with lots of birdlife. Glad we came

Thank chris504019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely walks, easy to forget your troubles! Some very steep parts to some of the walks. Disabled parking available by the estate office, allowing greater access

Thank Geraint R
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We did the Lady’s walk which was lovely but some of the climbs are challenging. No facilities apart from a loo at the car park. All dog friendly but watch out for the sheep.

Thank Carl W
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Wonderful walks with great views - waterfalls, forest walks and opportunities to paddle. Walks are colour coded so it makes it very simple to navigate. The church is under-going some renovation so was not able to visit. The dog loved it!

Thank karen a
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Had a wonderful walk here today. Very few cars in the car park despite it being a Sunday. We started on the green walk, changed to red, then a bit of blue and yellow! We walked for about 3hrs. Stunning scenery and loved the river...More

2  Thank Helen W
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The hafod is f*****g amazing. beautiful walks, great history. just a shame the Plas burnt down and never rebuilt. a true gem in the Welsh wilderness

Thank Gareth Tuen G
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

lots of different walks here with different lengths and abilities. information by church and they are colour coded. nice walk by river with picnic table. shallow for children to paddle or deep for a swim. very peaceful. the church is worth a visit with recordings...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I had earmarked a visit here as I had done some history research on the Johnes family and Hafod Uchtryd. The National Resources Wales (English equivalent is the Environment Agency) maps are at the car park by the church. The walks are very good and...More

1  Thank RW31950
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This place was visited by myself and my wife, it took us roughly and hour or so. There are many steps some of which are steep so consider your level of activeness. The views also are magnificent.

1  Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Hafod was an easy, short drive from Devil's Bridge falls. We took the blue-marked "Ladies Walk" hike, which started right off with a tall, stripe-barked conifer forest, a waterfall, and a creek you could walk right into or alongside. The trail continued along the creek...More

1  Thank TheMarys
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Alison S
27 July 2017|
Response from Catherine W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very dog friendly with the styles that you lift up to let your dog through. We just went through one field with sheep , but off lead rest of the time and plenty of paddling opportunity for paws!
22 January 2017|
Response from HafodEstate | Property representative |
Hi Thanks for you question. Yes there is plenty of parking at Hafod Church. Hope you enjoy your visit
8 October 2016|
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Response from Catherine M |
not on the estate or in the forest itself but there's a brilliant little cafe about a 7minute drive away in Pontrhydygroes called the 'Cwtch'. they're well worth a visit: filter coffees, homemade cakes (including gluten free... More
Cecilia W
7 September 2016|
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Response from ollie3686 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the easiest. We did the lady's route (blue route I think) which took around 2-3 hours to complete although we did have kids. There were some big hills, but very little mountainous terrain. There's a... More