Alwen Reservoir, near Denbigh
Walk or cycle around this huge upland reservoir
Ancient woodland with riverside walk and wildlife viewing hide
Coed y Fron Wyllt is a peaceful woodland at the eastern end of Clocaenog Forest.
Much of it is classed as ancient woodland which means that records show there was a woodland here in 1600.
Nowadays it is home to a circular walk and a wildlife viewing hide overlooking a pond.
In spring the path through the woodland is edged with bluebells and primroses and the fragrance of wild garlic fills the air.
There is a picnic bench halfway around the walk.
The circular walk from the car park is not waymarked but is about 1.5 miles/2.5 kilometres long.
Start at the wildlife hide, located near the car park entrance. Then follow the path through the woodland alongside the river.
The path goes past a picnic bench before it crosses the river over a wooden footbridge.
It returns on a forest road with glimpses of the surrounding hills through the trees.
Coed y Fron Wyllt is three miles west of Ruthin.
Parking is free of charge.
Take the B5105 from Ruthin towards Clawdd-newydd. In the village of Llanfwrog take the minor road opposite the pub signposted Bontuchel. When you reach Bontuchel turn first left and after ½ mile Coed y Fron Wyllt car park is on the left.
Coed y Fron Wyllt is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 279, 293 or 294.
The OS grid reference for the car park is SJ 081 570.
For details of public transport visit the Traveline Cymru website.
Tel: 0300 065 3000
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