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Beddgelert Forest

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Beddgelert Forest is split into two main locations, this set are taken in section that The Forestry Commission manage access to. The area has planned trails for cycles and horses in addition to walking. Like the majority of the Forestry Commission property it is a mix of mature pine, young pine plantations and areas where either broadleaf trees have been planted, or it has been allow to self seed.


This was my first visit to this part of the forest and although I am not too keen on walks along forest tracks I was quite a good day. The cleared areas afforded views across to the Snowdon range, with low clouds covering the peak of course. Moel Hebog towers above the forest at the southern end. The trails that I followed led me to the beautiful Llyn Llewelyn. From here the forest can been seen rising towards Bwlch Cwm-trwsgl and Craig Cwm-trwsgl which border the path through to Cwm Pennant. I have not made it to the head of Cwm Pennant, and the birth of Afon Dwyfor, so this looks like a good walk for the future, preferably in better conditions for landscape photography.


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Taken on July 24, 2010