Black Covert Woodland, near Aberystwyth
Sheltered picnic site with riverside walk
Walking trails on forest roads and old drovers tracks
Our sites and most visitor facilities are open but, under the current coronavirus restrictions in Wales, this is intended only for the use of people who live locally.
You are strongly advised – in line with current Welsh Government regulations – not to drive to any of our sites to exercise unless you have specific health or mobility issues.
We have changed the normal route for some of our trails to help you maintain social distancing – please follow signs on site.
Halfway Forest is set in beautiful countryside between the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains.
The Forestry Commission created forests like Halfway across the UK after the country’s timber stocks had been run down during the First World War.
It is easy to find, just off the A40, and is an ideal spot to stretch your legs or have a picnic.
There are two waymarked walking trails and picnic benches around the car park and by the river.
The walking trails are waymarked and start from Halfway car park.
1¼ miles, 2.1 kilometres, easy
The Nant y Dresglen Trail is a circular route which winds through the trees, never going far from the waters of Nant y Dresglen.
2¼ miles, 3.6 kilometres, moderate
Follow an old county road along the western side of the valley, before reaching the forest road bridge, at Melin y Glyn.
A mill used to be here many years ago, now there’s hardly a trace of it.
Return along a track through the trees and the forest road.
There is open access for horse riders and carriage driving throughout Halfway Forest, apart from the military training area on the Epynt and around Sennybridge.
The Halfway car park has tethering posts and space for horseboxes.
There is limited space for carriages in the Halfway car park.
The horse riding trails were created in partnership with the Crychan Forest Association.
For details of the trails go to the Crychan Forest Association website.
There are also horse riding trails in Crychan Forest at Brynffo, Esgair Fwyog and Cefn Farm.
Halfway car park is five miles east of Llandovery off the A40 between Llandovery and Brecon.
This site straddles the county borders of Powys and Carmarthenshire.
Parking is free of charge.
Take the A40 from Llandovery to Brecon and, after 5 miles, the car park is signposted on the left up a short unclassified road.
Halfway is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 187.
The OS grid reference is SN 835 330.
The nearest train station is in Llandovery.
For details of public transport visit Traveline Cymru's website.
Tel: 0300 065 3000