Alwen Reservoir, near Denbigh
Walk or cycle around this huge upland reservoir
Horseriding trails through rolling hills and lush green valleys
The car park and all trails here are open.
Visiting our sites safely
We are working hard to provide a safe and welcoming experience as our sites re-open.
Please take personal responsibility for your safety, making additional preparations ahead of your visit and abiding by the safety measures in place.
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 the 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.
Pen y Ffordd is the starting point for five waymarked horse-riding trails.
Facilities at this purpose-built car park include:
Penyffordd car park is located on the B4395 between Llangadfan and Lake Vyrnwy.
The OS grid reference is SJ 033 154.
Parking is free of charge.
You can get onto this road off the A458 (Mallwyd to Welshpool) at Llangadfan or off the A490 (Llanfyllin to Welshpool) at Llanfyllin, taking the B4393 and then left onto the B4395 signposted to Llwydiarth and Pont Llogel.
Pen y Ffordd is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 239.
The OS grid reference for the car park is SJ 017 135.
Natural Resources Wales
Tel: 0300 065 3000
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