Alwen Reservoir, near Denbigh
Walk or cycle around this huge upland reservoir
Peaceful woodland with panoramic views and walk to Iron Age hillfort
Coed Llangwyfan is one of several woodlands with waymarked walking trails in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The woodland sits on a steep sided hill which opens out onto heather-clad slopes.
There are two waymarked circular walks from here.
One of the waymarked walks climbs to an Iron Age hillfort from where there are panoramic views.
The other waymarked walk follows a more level path through the woodland to a viewpoint.
The large car park is also the starting point for several public footpaths and bridleways.
The Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail can be joined from here.
The walking trails start from the car park and are waymarked.
1¾ miles/3 kilometres, moderate
This trail descends gradually on a steep-sided path through huge conifer trees which open out to give views over the valley.
There is a viewpoint at the halfway point with wide views across the Vale of Clwyd.
The trail returns on a lower level path through broadleaved woodland to the car park.
2½ miles/4 kilometres, moderate
This trail climbs gradually through the forest, following Offa's Dyke Path National Trail to the open summit of Penycloddiau.
The summit is topped by an Iron Age hillfort, one of the largest in Wales, from where there are spectacular views to the surrounding hills.
There are several public footpaths from the car park at Coed Llangwyfan.
These footpaths are land which is not managed by Natural Resources Wales.
They may not be waymarked and we recommend that you take a map with you.
One public footpath goes to the summit of Moel Arthur which is topped by an Iron Age hillfort.
The Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail runs through the northern end of Coed Llangwyfan and can be joined from the car park.
Coed Llangwyfan is 5 miles east of Denbigh.
Car parking is free of charge.
From the roundabout on the A525 south of Denbigh, follow the minor road signposted to Llandyrnog. Continue for around 2¾ miles and go straight on at the roundabout towards Llangynhafal. Turn left at the crossroads towards Llangwyfan. In around ½ mile, the road turns into a singletrack road; follow this road uphill for around 1¼ miles and the main car park is on the left at the top of the hill, after passing a small parking area.
Coed Llangwyfan is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 265.
The OS grid reference is SJ 138 668.
The nearest train station is in Buckley.
For details of public transport visit Traveline Cymru's website.
Tel: 0300 065 3000
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