Cwm Mynach, Monks Valley, lies between Dalgellau and Barmouth and runs down to the Mawdach estuary. It was recently purchased by The Woodland Trust who have great plans for this beautiful valley. It is a mixture of native broadleaf and coniferous plantations along with heathlands and wet peat sites, with a lake thrown in for good measure. There is a very special feel to this valley, known as a Welsh Rain Forest! I can see that it will become a location that I will be visiting many times over the next few years.