On Foot
Trail: Gentleman's Walk - Hafod Forest Estate (0)
Contributor: NatResWales Activity Type: Walking Difficulty: Average Distance: 2.988 mi (4.808 km)
Description: The Gentleman's Walk is a perfect example of the wealthy landowner Thomas Johnes work. The scenery changes dramatically and offers views that were described as 'sublime'a word that was used in the picturesque to describe a scene that evokes emotions of terror. Your walk takes you past leafy glades and waterfalls with their sound of cool rushing water. On a warm day the rivers and streams provide opportunities for the family to bathe and paddle. Woodlands are a perfect place to spot unusual mosses, lichens and ferns that grow in abundance in the damp shady environment.

Walk distance: 3.76 miles (63.7 kilometres). It is possible to shorten or lengthen the route by following various 'link' paths or other trackways.

Terrain: A strenuous walk with many steep climbs and descents, and a good level of fitness is required. The surface is rough and may be wet in places. Walking boots with a good grip are recommended. All the walks on this estate have steps, stiles and steep ground.

Start and finish: The walk starts and finishes at the Alpine Bridge.

Facilities: There is disabled parking at the estate office car park. All the car parks are free. There is a disabled toilet at the Hafod Church car park.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome in our woods.

Getting there: From Devils Bridge: take the B4574 to Cwmystwyth. Pass The Arch car park and carry on downhill. Turn right shortly after passing the Cwmystwyth sign. Go past Pwllpeiran Farm to a T-junction and turn right. Pass Hafod Church and turn left into Hafod Estate car park.

From Pontrhydygroes: head north on the B4343 and turn right onto the B4574 towards Cwmystwyth when you see the Hafod sign. Go along this road for one mile and Hafod Estate car park is on the right.

Safety: Please ensure you are prepared for all weather conditions and wear suitable clothing and stout footwear for your walk. This walk can be slippery when wet.

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 on site and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

This walk is supplied by Natural Resources Wales. It is subject to ViewRanger copyright terms and conditions.

It can be found on the Natural Resources Wales website along with other walks in their woods and national nature reserves.

Use the family of Countryside Codes to help you prepare and enjoy safe visits to the countryside. Information on these can be found on the Natural Resources Wales website.
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