Dyfnant Forest - Pont Llogel Wood, near Dolgellau

What's here

Welcome

Pont Llogel is a small woodland within Dyfnant Forest.

There is a short walk through the woodland along the river Vyrnwy.

Two longer walks leave from the car park and the Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail goes through Dyfnant Forest here.

The car park and picnic area is set beside an old stone bridge at the edge of a hamlet.

There are picnic benches around the car park.

There is a portaloo toilet in the public car park next to the village shop.

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Walking trail

The walking trail is waymarked from start to finish.

Look out for the information panel at the start of the trail.

Find out about walking trail grades.

Pont Llogel Walk

  • Grade: Easy
  • Distance: 1 mile/1.5 kilometres (there and back). Return the same way or use the higher-level path with steep sections and flights of steps.
  • Time: 1 hour

The Pont Llogel Trail is a sheltered walk through mixed woodland alongside the river Vyrnwy.

The wide and level path follows the riverbank to a wooden bench where you can enjoy the sound of the water and birdsong.

From here, you can either return the same way or follow the higher level path through oak trees if you don't mind steep sections and steps.

There are views through the trees to the hills before the path drops down to the riverside and follows the main trail back to the car park.

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Other walking routes

We recommend that you take an Ordnance Survey map or walk guide book to follow these routes.

You can buy a trail booklet for these walks from the shop in Pont Llogel.

Ann Griffiths Walk

This walk commemorates a famous 18th century hymn writer.

It starts from the Pont Llogel car park and finishes at the Hen Gapel John Hughes in Pontrobert.

The route follows the river Vrynwy, taking in a variety of landscapes and visiting many of the places associated with Ann Griffiths’s life.

It is 7 miles/11 kilometres each way and is managed by Powys County Council.

Pererindod Melangell Walk

This walk traces a route between the Vyrnwy and Tanat Valleys, trodden in centuries past by pilgrims, quarrymen and drovers.

It starts just over the road from the Pont Llogel car park and finishes at Llangynog.

It is a challenging walk with long climbs linking the valley floors with huge tracts of open moorland.

It is 15 miles/24 kilometres each way and is managed by Powys County Council.

Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail

The Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail passes through Pont Llogel Wood.

For more information go to the Glyndŵr’s Way website

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National Forest for Wales

Dyfnant Forest forms part of the National Forest for Wales.

The National Forest will:

  • create areas of new woodland
  • enhance existing woodlands
  • restore Wales’ irreplaceable ancient woodlands.

In time it will form a connected ecological network running throughout Wales, bringing social, economic and environmental benefits.

For more information about the National Forest for Wales go to the Welsh Government website.

Closures and diversions

Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or other operations.

We may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice, due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff.

Please always follow any instructions on site and any temporary diversion signs.

How to get here

Location

Pont Llogel is 22 miles from Dolgellau.

It is in the county of Powys.

Ordnance Survey map

Pont Llogel Wood is on Ordnance Survey (OS) Explorer map 239.

The OS grid reference for the car park is SJ 032 154.

Directions

Take the A470 from Dolgellau towards Machynlleth and turn on to the A458 towards Welshpool.

At Llangadfan turn left on to the B4395 signposted for Lake Vyrnwy. Go past the entrances for the Penyfordd and Hendre car parks and continue to the hamlet of Pont Llogel.

The entrance to the Pont Llogel car park is on the right immediately after the stone bridge.

Public transport

The nearest mainline railway station is in Welshpool.

For details of public transport visit the Traveline Cymru website.

Parking

Car parking is free of charge.

Overnight parking is not permitted.

Contact us

There are no staff at this location.

Contact our customer team for general enquiries during office hours, Monday to Friday.

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