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Clocaenog Forest - Boncyn Foel Bach, near Ruthin

Scenic viewpoint with a picnic area and short woodland stroll

View from Boncyn Foel Bach car park

What's here

Dogs welcome
Picnic area
Walking trail


The picnic area at Boncyn Foel Bach is set around the car park and has views south and east over the hills.

This car park is the starting point for a short walk in Clocaenog Forest.

It sets off through an avenue of tall beech trees which pop with colour in spring when their fresh leaves are a lurid green.

In autumn the leaves turn orange before creating a colourful carpet underfoot - great fun for children to crunch through!

Walking trail

The trail is waymarked and starts from the car park.

Boncyn Foel Bach Circular

½ mile/0.8 kilometres, easy

This is a short walk through the woodland with its stunning avenue of beech trees.

Beech tree avenue on Boncyn Foel Circular

Closures and diversions

Please note:

  • Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations
  • Occasionally 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 onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place

How to get here

Boncyn Foel Bach is 6 miles south west of Ruthin.

Parking is free of charge.


From Ruthin, take the B5105 through the village of Clawdd-newydd. Continue for 1½ miles and the car park is on the right. 

Ordnance Survey map

Boncyn Foel Bach is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 264.

The OS grid reference for the car park is SJ 055 520.

Public transport

For details of public transport visit the Traveline Cymru website.

Contact details

Tel: 0300 065 3000


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