Crychan Forest and Halfway Forest


Crychan Forest Trails for walkers, cyclist, horse riders and carriage drivers.

The Crychan Forest Association works with the Natural Resources Wales (formally Forestry Commission) to promote access to Crychan and Halfway Forests near Llandovery Carmarthenshire. South West Wales near the Brecon Beacons.

We have installed nearly 200 numbered waymarker posts and published walking trails, family forestry cycle trails and horse riding trails. These individual trails with map are available to download from this website. 

New Walking Trails

Walks from the four car parks at Halfway, Cefn Farm, Esgair Fwyog and Brynffo are easy to follow, by looking out for the wooden waymarker posts with symbols depicting a coloured footprint and direction arrow.

Halfway Walks

2 short walks in Halfway Forest.

2 gentle trails never far from the waters of the Nant y Dresglen.

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Cefn Farm Walk

A moderate 2.5 mile walk in Crychan Forest from the Cefn Farm car park.

You’ll pass the ruins of the old 19th century farmhouse Glyn Moch before dropping down to the stream in Cwm Dulas. Try to imagine pigs rooting about here – as Glyn Moch means ‘valley of pigs’. Easy tracks return you to the start at Cefn Farm.

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Esgair Fwyog Walk

A moderate 4.5 mile walk in Crychan Forest from the Esgair Fwyog car park.

Take in the long views down the Tywi valley before reaching the secluded stream in Cwm Crychan. Look out for an almost hidden waterfall before the trail makes the gentle climb back to where you started at Esgair Fwyog.

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Brynffo Walk

A moderate 3.5 mile walk in Crychan Forest from the Brynffo car park.

Enjoy long views of the Cambrian Mountains to the north, before dropping into the sheltered valley of Cwm Crychan. You will follow the trail beside the stream, before climbing up through the trees, back to the start at Brynffo.

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Brynffo car park entrance

All Car Parks Open

Halfway car park and all Crychan Forest car parks are now open. More details can be found on the NRW Days Out website ...Read full article.

Some Forestry Car Parks to Reopen

Natural Resources Wales have announced that they are to begin a phased approach to car park re-opening from Wednesday 15th June. See NRW article Cefn ...Read full article.

Crychan and Halfway Car Parks Closed

Natural Resources Wales have had to close the Halfway, Cefn Farm, Brynffo and Esgair Fwyog car parks today. This is due to the Coronavirus. NRW Coronavirus ...Read full article.

Public urged to report anyone seen riding off-road illegally in Crychan and Halfway forests

There has been increase in numbers of illegal motor bikes and 4x4s active in Crychan and Halfway forest over the past few months. Please can all forest ...Read full article.

Pont Crychan Plaque

A plaque has been put on the footbridge over Afon Crychan.  ...Read full article.