Cadair Idris National Nature Reserve, near Dolgellau
One of the most beautiful and dramatic spots in...
Peaceful forest in the heart of Snowdonia National Park
All Natural Resources Wales (NRW) car parks, play areas and toilet blocks in the reserves, woods and forests are closed from 23 March 2020.
Mountain bike trails are now closed. No maintenance is being carried out until further notice on mountain bike trails.
For more information see our main page on coronavirus.
This huge forest is a treasure trove of walking and cycling routes, photographic opportunities and wildlife.
Take in the stunning views across to Snowdon, picnic by the secluded lake of Llyn Llywelyn and listen out for the sound of the Old Welsh Highland railway trains, which run through the forest on route from Caernarfon to Porthmadog.
As well as walking and cycling on our waymarked trails, you can also horse ride on the bridleways and forest roads or go running on the public right of way network.
The trail is waymarked and starts from the car park.
This is a circular route with views across Beddgelert Forest to Snowdon.
It starts out from the car park and sets off through the woodland to the beautiful and secluded lake of Llyn Llywelyn.
All our mountain bike trails are waymarked and have been graded for difficulty.
Go to mountain bike trail grades to find out what the grades mean.
At the start of the trail there is an information panel – please read this before setting off.
This short circular route is worth the effort and the lake is a picturesque place to stop with a terrific view.
This trail is a pleasant tour of the northern end of Beddgelert Forest with slow and steady climbs and memorable views to the eastern end of the Snowdonia National Park.
It returns to the car park past the lake.
The Snowdonia National Park Lôn Gwyrfai trail from Beddgelert to Rhyd Ddu passes through Beddgelert Forest.
This is a multi-use path for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Go to the Snowdonia National Park website for more details.
Beddgelert Forest is 2 miles north of Beddgelert village.
Car parking at Beddgelert Forest is free of charge.
Take the A4085 from Beddgelert towards Caernarfon.
After 1 mile, pass the entrance for Forest Holidays and then turn left onto a track.
Follow this track for ½ mile to the Beddgelert Forest car park.
Beddgelert Forest is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map OL 17.
The OS grid reference is SH 574 503.
The nearest train station is in Porthmadog.
For details of public transport visit Traveline Cymru's website.
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