Beddgelert Forest Walks

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Beddgelert Forest

Forest Enterprise ( previously known as the Forestry Commission) runs a well-appointed campsite in Beddgelert Forest. Access is roughly a mile from Beddgelert on the A4085 to Caernarfon. Numerous walks have been made available to the public. Wooden posts with numbers designate way-marked locations. The map is available for 50p from the Beddgelert Forest Campsite Reception.

Although the current forest was planted in 1926 by the Forestry Commission, there was a previous forest in the area. The incomplete works of the PBSSR were used in WWI to extract timber from Cwm Du to Rhyd Ddu and from Ty'n-y-coed (including a short lived incline in the woods) to a point next to the main road near the incomplete PBSSR Beddgelert main road bridge.


Extract from Walks in the Beddgelert Forest Map

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Click on then image to expand. Image is copyright Forest Enterprise.



Way-marked locations associated with the WHR are as follows: -

51...Pont Cae'r Gors (route continues north to Rhyd Ddu)

53 to 57 embankment above Llan-y-trwsgyl

81...Site of Hafod Ruffydd halt

4 to 3 Start of Afon Meillionen S curve on embankment above path

2 Afon Meillionen bridge

2...12 Site of proposed Beddgelert Forest Halt

12...Route continues south towards Beddgelert


Map Key

The WHR is marked as a brown dotted line.

White areas are pastures.

Green areas are forest.

Wider paths are roadways (not accessible to cars).

Dotted lines are footpaths.

P is the public car park at Pont Cae'r Gors.

North is at the top of the map.


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