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Gwydir Forest, Betws-y-Coed

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Gwydir Forest, also spelled Gwydyr, is located in Conwy county borough and the Snowdonia National Park in Wales. It takes its name from the ancient Gwydir Estate, established by the John Wynn family of Gwydir Castle, which owned this area.

Natural Resources Wales uses the alternative spelling (i.e. Gwydyr Forest, Coedwig Gwydyr). Certainly as early as 1536, Leland wrote: "Gwydir lieth two bowshots above the River Conwy. It is a pretty place."
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  • We had a nice walk, starting in betws-y-coed and ending at a waterfall viewing point. We also followed an animal trail that we found online. Our kids loved spotting the otter, frog, butterfly etc on.....  more
    We had a nice walk, starting in betws-y-coed and ending at a waterfall viewing point. We also followed an animal trail that we found online. Our kids loved spotting the otter, frog, butterfly etc on.....  more »
  • The walk to Cyrau Viewpoint allows you to see Betws-y-Coed from above and is fantastic. Parking can be difficult so do get there early. Nice little walk though if picking Cyrau. 
    The walk to Cyrau Viewpoint allows you to see Betws-y-Coed from above and is fantastic. Parking can be difficult so do get there early. Nice little walk though if picking Cyrau.  more »
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  • Parking was free. The weather was poor but even with that we enjoyed the walk. Steep inclines at start but we got to the top in about 37 minutes and enjoyed the views. Definitely worth doing but the walk is quite short.
  • Took the Craig Forys trail. Fairly strenuous, pretty steep on the way up from the beginning, but a fairly easy walk back. Nice trail that passes several trickling streams that run down the hillside, and has a spectacular view halfway through. Got some incredible views of the tornado jets passing through from the RAF valley. Bit short though, we're in our early twenties and average fitness; we completed it in just under an hour.

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