This marvellous collection of woodlands lies in Carmarthenshire, West Wales.
Caio Forest overlooks the historic village of Caio and with spectacular views of the glorious Welsh countryside, a walk here is bound to leave a smile on your face.
An idyllic rural escape
Walk through the woods as the Douglas fir and larch guide you along the paths, sheltering you from the sun as the beams shine through the tree branches.
The perfect place to relax and take a deep breath after a busy week, pause for a moment, and take in your surroundings.
With bilberry, heather, and foxgloves on the ground and the beautiful sounds of the birds in the trees above you, intrigued by your presence, there's so much nature and wildlife to appreciate.
Which route will you take?
With three equally beautiful waymarked circular trails, you can be sure to see some wonderful sights.
Follow the blue waymarkers for the one-mile-long Rhodfa Pont Annell, which is an easy stroll through the forest where you get to admire beautiful streams and scenery.
A walk on the slightly longer red Rhodfa Rhiw Goch, takes you along grassy paths and peaceful woodland to a seat at the top where you'll get breathtaking views of the valley. Although a slightly steeper walk, the views at the top are worth it!
Wanting something longer but flatter?
Head off on the yellow Rhodfa Glyn Annel, a two-and-a-half-mile loop where you can enjoy the sights for even longer.
Time to refuel
Just over the river from the start of your walk, your eyes will light up as you see the picnic area.
The perfect chance to sit down and soak up your surroundings and chat about what you’ve enjoyed so far.
Be sure to make some scrumptious sandwiches and bring along a flask of hot coffee on a cold winter’s day to end your visit in the most perfect way.
Nearby forests worth exploring
After your walk, you may still be up for exploring another magnificent forest in the area.
Brechfa Forest is only 15 miles away and is well known among walkers and mountain bikers who love to explore its 6500 hectares of woodland.
Your adventure awaits, so pack a picnic, grab your comfy shoes and enjoy a day connecting with nature and admiring the countryside views at Caio Forest.
How to get here
Drive through Caio village and past the church before you continue on to a new through road.
Head left on to the forest track and you'll find the Caio Forest car park ahead of you.