Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch

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Abergwynant Woods

Abergwynant Woods - 1 August 2018


Abergwynant Woods
Gethin Corps

Grade: Moderate

Distance: Around 9km

Time: Around 2-3 hours

Terrain: Some steep and uneven sections


This wonderful woodland on the edge of the Mawddach estuary is one of Snowdonia’s hidden gems! You can explore this native woodland of oak and ash trees and enjoy the sound of birdsong along a network of waymarked routes.

Abergwynant Woods has been in the ownership of the Snowdonia National Park Authority for over 20 years. During this time a great deal of conservation work, including Rododendron clearance has been undertaken in order to bring the woodland back to its former fertile state.

Over the past year various services within the Authority have worked closely to develop the woodland’s recreational opportunities and interpretation. Today there are three waymarked circular walks offering wonderful views of the Mawddach estuary and Cader Idris. As the path winds between native oak and ash trees, keep an eye out for sculptures of the sparrow hawk, owls and a frog.

Gethin Corps (Area Warden)