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Gwydir Forest

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

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Great hidden gem

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... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
Matthew C
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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2 Thank Matthew C
Rotkreuz, Switzerland
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 reviews
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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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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely lake with a series of graded signed walks. Toilets and picnic tables. The road up is not for the faint hearted or for those (like me) whose reversing skills leave a lot to be desired.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Well marked and maintained MTB route through the forest (Marin Trail). Some of the markers could do with being a little bit clearer as the small white signs are easily missed, especially is concentrating effort on an ascent! There is also the option for the Mini Marin to just complete the bottom loop rather than the full 25km, which is... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

A nice walk. Not too strenuous with a lovely view of the mountains later in the walk. Quite cool walking in the forest.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Walked the well marked route from pont-y-pair car park (pay for parking with toilets), of the 3 routes we took the blue route. All seemed very well marked. Some challenging areas for casual walkers but nothing to tough. Stunning walk going through quiet forests, farmland and a section of riverside path. By far the best part was that we saw... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Great place for walking and cycling. Beatiful photo vantage points. Excellent for children and adults alike

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

This is a must visit if you are in the Bewts-y-Coed area. Miles of forest trails to explore. We were walking with two dogs but you can have equally as much fun on a mountain bike. I would highly recommend.

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