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Irfon Forest is situated in a remote and peaceful part of mid Wales but is easy-to-find.
White Bridge is our main car park in Irfon Forest.
There are two short walking trails alongside the River Irfon which flows down from the Cambrian Mountains.
The pretty riverside picnic area is next to the car park.
The walking trails are waymarked from start to finish.
Look out for the information panel at the start of the trails.
Find out about walking trail grades.
The Afon Irfon Walk follows the riverside path along the Afon Irfon and through a variety of woodlands before returning along the same path to the car park.
Enjoy the sound of the river and look out for the big Sitka spruce trees with their crusty plate bark.
The Cwm Irfon Walk follows the riverside path along the Afon Irfon and through a variety of woodlands.
It then climbs up to a higher track from where you can enjoy views of the valley and surrounding hills on the return to the car park.
White Bridge is our main car park in Irfon Forest and it is the starting point for the two waymarked walking trails.
Before you reach White Bridge car park you pass some cascades and a pool where farmers once washed their sheep before shearing them - look out for our Pwll Golchi (Washpool) sign and you can park in the small lay-by opposite this sign.
Half a mile further along the road from White Bridge car park towards Abergwesyn you will reach Pwll Bo car park and picnic site.
Irfon Forest forms part of the National Forest for Wales.
The National Forest will:
It will form a connected ecological network running throughout Wales, bringing social, economic and environmental benefits.
Parts of the network will eventually form a trail running the length and breadth of Wales, so anyone can access it wherever they live.
For more information go to the National Forest for Wales website.
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
White Bridge car park is 3 miles north west of Llanwrtyd Wells.
It is in the county of Powys.
Irfon Forest is on Ordnance Survey (OS) Explorer map 187.
OS grid references:
From the A483 at Llanwrtyd Wells follow signs for Abergwesyn onto a minor road.
Follow this road for about 3 miles and go past the small lay-by at Pwll Golchi/Washpool.
After a further ½ mile the entrance to White Bridge car park is on the right over a small bridge.
Continue along this road for ½ mile to reach the Pwll Bo car park and picnic area.
The nearest mainline railway station is in Llanwrtyd Wells.
For details of public transport visit the Traveline Cymru website.
Car parking is free of charge.
Overnight parking is not permitted.
There are no staff at this location.
Contact our customer team for general enquiries during office hours, Monday to Friday.