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Clocaenog Forest – Pool Park, near Ruthin

Easy to find woodland with short woodland walk

Two women on Pool Park Walk

What's here

Dogs welcome
Walking trail


Pool Park woodland is on the edge of Clocaenog Forest.

It is named after the former huge Pool Park Estate, which was owned by the Bagot family.

The small car park is the starting point for a short waymarked walking trail, ideal for breaking a journey to stretch your legs or for a quick stroll with your dog.

There are several public footpaths nearby if you have a map with you and fancy a longer walk.

Walking trail

The trail is waymarked and starts from the car park.

Pool Park Walk

1 mile/1.5 kilometres, easy

This short trail follows a stream then climbs gently as it winds its way through the woodland.

Look out for the huge Douglas fir trees which thrive here and patches of bluebells in spring.

Closures and diversions

Please note:

  • 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

How to get here

Pool Park is two miles south west of Ruthin.

Parking is free of charge.


Take the B5105 from Ruthin towards Clawdd-newydd. After 1½ miles the car park is on the right.

Ordnance Survey map

Pool Park is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 279, 293 or 294.

The OS grid reference for the car park is SJ 101 560.

Public transport

For details of public transport visit the Traveline Cymru website.

Contact details

Tel: 0300 065 3000




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