The Arch, near Aberystwyth
Walks through huge beech trees with views over...
Our sites and most visitor facilities are open.
We have changed the normal route for some of our trails to help you maintain social distancing – please follow signs on site.
Dyfnant Forest is in a part of Wales renowned for its rolling hills, lush green valleys and picturesque farmsteads and villages.
It is an area rich in history, too. Owain Glyndwr, the Welsh prince who fought for Welsh independence and united Wales, once rode these hills.
Nowadays it is well known for its facilities for horse riding and carriage driving.
The Rainbow Trails were developed in partnership with the Dyfnant and Vyrnwy Horse Riders and Carriage Drivers Association.
There are nearly 100 miles of tracks and trails with five horse riding trails and three carriage trails.
The trails are waymarked and range from an easy trot to challenging 16-mile routes for more experienced riders wanting full-day rides.
For full details and maps go to the Rainbow Trails website.
Hendre car park is the starting point for the three carriage driving trails.
The car park has:
Dyfnant Forest forms part of the National Forest for Wales.
The National Forest will:
In time it will form a connected ecological network running throughout Wales, bringing social, economic and environmental benefits.
For more information about the National Forest for Wales go to the Welsh Government website.
Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations
Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff
Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place
Hendre car park is located on the B4395 between Llangadfan and Lake Vyrnwy.
It is in the county of Powys.
Hendre is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 239.
The OS grid reference for the car park is SJ 029 151.
From the Penyffordd car park: turn left onto the B4395 (from A458 Llangadfan heading to Lake Vyrnwy). Follow this road for one and a half miles before turning left by Hendre cottages on the corner. The Hendre car park is 300 metres up this road on the right hand side.
From Llanfyllin: take the B4393 and then turn left on to the B4395 signposted to Llwydiarth and Pont Llogel. Turn right by Hendre cottages. The Hendre car park is 300 metres up this road on the right hand side.
Parking is free of charge.
Overnight parking is not permitted
Tel: 0300 065 3000