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Coed Felinrhyd & Llennyrch

A Woodland Trust wood
Maentwrog

Coed Felinrhyd & Llennyrch

Size:
309.67 ha (765.21 acres)
Grid ref:
SH656389
OS map sheets:
Explorer 18
OS Landranger 124
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Features and attractions

  • 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

Explore a precious piece of the Celtic Rainforest. In 2015, the Trust had the fantastic opportunity of acquiring Llennyrch, a traditional upland farm with an extraordinary surviving fragment of temperate 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 - and a walk here certainly feels like a journey back in time. It’s a magical place that echoes with birdsong and where gnarled oaks are festooned with mosses and ferns.