A day outdoors anyone?
No matter where you turn in Clocaenog Forest, you’re welcomed by some of the most incredible nature in the whole of Wales.
The place invites you down pathways lined with ancient trees, alongside rivers twining their way under the treetops, with views across the hills of North Wales and into the mountain peaks of Snowdonia.
When it comes to an adventure at Clocaenog, all your bases are covered.
Picnicking the day away
There are five smaller woodlands all within the forest; each with their own unique personalities to discover.
Make your way to Bod Petryal for a peaceful stroll with the whole family before stopping by the lake to munch on some sandwiches and watch the world go by.
For another spectacular walk, head just east of Bod Petryal – to Boncyn Foel Bach.
Wander down an avenue of tall beech trees, their vibrant green foliage above creating a collage of colour against the sky.
History for some and memories for others
The woodland of Coed y Fron Wyllt (‘the wood of the wild hillside’ in English) dates back over 400 years.
It’s hard to comprehend these ancient trees were around at a time when Shakespeare was still scribbling away.
History for us is often just old memories for nature.
Ready to go?
Last but certainly not least, the streams and woodland of Pool Park await.
The trail going through the area is quite short, only taking around half-an-hour or so to complete.
Magnificent Douglas fir trees keep you company all year round but turn up in spring and you’ll be treated to a carpet of bluebells dotted around the woodland floor as well.
The adventure is waiting - it’s up to you where it all starts. To the water’s edge or into the heart of the woods?