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Cefn Farm Trail Open

The Cefn Farm walk and horse riding trails have been re-opened after the tree safety work and some tidying up.

Cefn Farm Trail Closures

A section of the Cefn Farm waymarked walk has been closed today (5th March 2021) from waymarker 70 to waymarker 91 for safety reasons. Contractors have been booked to start work next week and the trail will be reopened once the tree safety work has been completed.

This effects the Cefn Farm Walk and the Cwm Dulais horse riding trail.

Please obey all signs and tape. Thank you.

Cefn-Farm 70-91

Trail Closed

The Allt Troedrhiw-fer – Golygfa Epynt link trail in Halfway Forest is currently closed due to fallen trees blocking the path and the danger of falling branches.

Please obey all signs.

Allt Troedrhiw-fer – Golygfa Epynt link



All Car Parks Open

Halfway car park and all Crychan Forest car parks are now open.

Brynffo car park entrance

More details can be found on the NRW Days Out website

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 Farm and Esgair Fwyog car parks are planned to be reopened later this week. The larger Brynffo and Halfway car parks are to remain closed.

The Welsh Government guidance on only travelling up to 5 miles for outdoor recreation still applies.

Clare Pillman, CEO of Natural Resources Wales said: “we encourage visitors to respect one another and the local community by observing social distancing guidelines and protect the natural environment by following the countryside code.

During the lock down there has been a fair bit of felling which is due to be completed in the next couple of weeks. Please observe all forestry signs and keep away from forestry operations.

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 Notice

Clarification on access from NRW:

“We are trying to minimise groups of people getting in contact with one another at specific well used sites.  I do not believe that there is a ban on individuals walking into the woodland on permissive rights of way.”

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 users report either online or by phone every time they see motor bikes and off roaders. You can identify locations in the forest, for the report by using the numbers on the way marker posts. The more reports the police have the more they can get involved and more resources will be available.

Reports can be made by ringing 101 the police non-emergency enquiries number or by completing the Report an Incident Form on the Dyfed Powys Police website.

Riding motorbikes or any other vehicle off road without permission from the landowner is illegal and the driver could be charged with road traffic offences and be fined. Persistent offenders could also risk having their vehicle seized.

Pont Crychan Plaque

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

NRW install the plaque on the footbridge

NRW install the plaque on the footbridge

Pont Crychan plaque

August Photos

Thanks to Tracey for these pictures taken in Crychan Forest.

Notice from National Resources Wales

This is advance warning that as part of our ongoing co-operation with Dyfed Powys Police, all barriers in Halfway forest & part of Crychan (north of the Cynghordy to Tirabad road) will be closed over the weekend commencing Friday 5th July, before reopening again on Monday 8th.  This includes barriers on unclassified roads.


All car parks at Halfway, Brynffo, Esgair Fwyog and Cefn Farm are open as usual.


In case of an emergency, in addition to our own staff, the Police also have keys for access.

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