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Gwydir Forest

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Address: Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, Wales

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A hidden delight

This forest is one of the hidden delights of North Wales. Tucked to the west of the Conwy valley, close to Betws-Y-Coed, it was once the centre of lead mining in the region. Few... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been holidaying in the local area at this time of year for around 12 years and never had a problem finding Lyn Parc but yesterday was a nightmare. Due to Forestry Works paths were closed off and diversions in place but the signs were awful. One of my dogs only has 3 legs. The normal route up he manages... More 

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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this forest hoping for a long walk. The only walk was 1.5 miles and there was nothing special about it. Just went up a hill through the forest and then back down the road. Not as good as fairy glen but good if maybe looking for somewhere to walk the dog

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Llanfairfechan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This forest is one of the hidden delights of North Wales. Tucked to the west of the Conwy valley, close to Betws-Y-Coed, it was once the centre of lead mining in the region. Few scars remain, only great walking, magnificent mountain biking and interesting sites of old with good description boards.

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Plenty of trails to chose from. It is very steep to start with and then flattens out near the top. Wonderful old trees and in places water rushing down the hill. I came across a wood sculpture of a spur. Great place to escape to from the touristy parts. I only met 2 people despite the carpark being full. Definitely... More 

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous place to walk - for hours if you wish Giant ancient trees and old tracks covered with gnarly tree roots and moss An enchanted place you must visit to soak up the serenity and mood of the local geography Leave your mobile phone in the car - you really DON'T NEED IT Highly recommended Enjoy :-)

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Bergen, Germany
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to go for a walk with lovely views and places to sit along the way. My husband went back the next day on his bike and said the track was great. A lot of climbing at first but great descent. The only downside is the amount of dog poo we saw or nearly trod in. Such a shame!

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1 Thank shelly r
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Whilst everyone else is busy shopping in Betws-y-coed, Gwydir Forest is the perfect place to escape to. There are several colour coded walks to follow with blue and yellow being the longest at 4.5 and 6 miles respectively. Very very steep start to the walks as you enter the forest but really worth the effort. We went again today for... More 

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Rotkreuz, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We followed the yellow lane to Lync park. A very quiet forest with wonderful scenery. We left in the north of the lake the yellow lane towards Ugly house and the Swallow falls (way not marked and maps are required). On the way you will see the best viewpoint of Swallow falls for free (the one on the street costs... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Its alrite but too much riding uphill on fire - roads but the last stretch of the downhills was cool and scary .. I loved it - well worth all that climbing

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We decided to do the blue circular walk and somehow failed to find our way. Not sure if that's just us? Anyhow, it was a beautiful walk in the woodland and then we headed out to more open ground along the riverside and the whole area is incredibly picturesque. I think that open area was part of the yellow route,... More 

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