Situated just north of Macynllth on the A487, Tan y Coed woodland is part of Dyfi Forest. It’s easy to find and well signposted from the road. There’s generous car park, a picnic area and toilets at the entrance. The woodland features 2 short walking trails and 2 longer running trails with the latter also being excellent half-day hikes.
The Forestry Commission began planting Tan y Coed woodland after the First World War to replenish timber supplies. Planting continued through the Second World War with the Land Army Girls, known as “Timber Jills”, carrying out the work. Tan y Coed is now managed by Natural Resources Wales and so it should come as no surprise that the trails are properly waymarked. There’s much to enjoy here and the trails are as follows:
Tan y Coed Trail – 2.6km
Cwm Cadian Trail – 1.6km
Siambr Wmffre trail – 7.6km
Bryn Llwyd Trail – 8.5km