Coed Felinrhyd & Llennyrch

  • A Woodland Trust wood
  • Maentwrog
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Features & activities

  • Parking less than 500m away
  • Information on site
  • Way marked trail
  • Ancient trees on site
  • Good views
  • Mixed woodland
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Autumn colour
In 2015, the Trust had the fantastic opportunity of acquiring Llennyrch, a traditional upland farm with an extraordinary surviving fragment of the 'Celtic Rainforest' at its heart. Together with the Trust's existing wood, Coed Felinrhyd (also know locally as Melenrhyd), this landscape has a place in Welsh myth and stretches from the shores of Llyn Trawsfynydd to the fringes of the Dwyryd Estuary. The steep banks of the Afon Prysor are thought to have been wooded for thousands of years; possibly since trees first re-colonised Wales after the last Ice Age. It’s a magical place with a rainforest feel that echoes with birdsong and where gnarled oaks are festooned with mosses and ferns.
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