Dolforwyn Woods Nature Reserve is now open to the public, but please note that one of the paths is currently closed, following a landslide. Please bear with us whilst we make this area safe once again.
Know before you go
Parking informationSmall car park at the lower reserve entrance
Site criss-crossed by paths, some narrow, steep & uneven, others more gently sloping forestry tracks.
Contact the Trust for disabled access information
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to June, September to October
About the reserve
There has been woodland on this hillside for centuries. Unfortunately much of the native wood was cut down to make way for plantation. Lucky for Dolforwyn, this plantation took the form of a great variety of tree species so that, with the remaining pockets of unplanted ancient woodland, there is still much of interest to wildlife here. Dolforwyn Woods today is an interesting mixed woodland supporting a range of woodland plants, including good numbers of the uncommon Herb Paris. Declining woodland birds, such as Pied Flycatcher and Wood Warbler, breed here and a good population of dormice call the place home.
The wood is filled with flowers and birdsong in the Spring, whilst the autumn lures you with bountiful fungi and spectacular colours!
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