Walks for spring

Pick your route

From the melody of birdsong to brilliantly coloured bluebells, spring is the season when nature comes alive.

We’ve chosen five woodlands where you can enjoy a walk full of spring colour.

Each walking trail is waymarked from start to finish and graded to give an indication of its difficulty.

Read on to pick your route and get out into the great outdoors this spring.

Millstream Walk, Coed y Fron Wyllt, near Ruthin

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Enjoy the sights and smells of the season on this circular trail through the peaceful woodland. At the start of the walk, the path is edged with bluebells and primroses and the fragrance of wild garlic fills the air as you cross the bridge over the stream.

  • Length: 1½ miles/2.5 kilometres
  • Grade: Easy
  • More information: Bring a flask and enjoy it at the picnic bench along the trail. The small wildlife hide overlooks a pond where you can try your hand at wildlife spotting or shelter from any spring showers.
  • Start and finish: Coed y Fron Wyllt car park

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How to get here, other walking routes and facilities in Coed y Fron Wyllt

Download a trail map from the bottom of this page

Cefndeuddwr Trail, Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre, near Dolgellau

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Meander through a beech tree woodland which is carpeted with bluebells in late spring on this easy-graded trail. It climbs steadily to the viewpoint with a picnic table from where you can enjoy the view over the mountains. Designed with families in mind, the wide paths are suitable for pushchairs and off-road mobility scooters.

  • Length: ¾ mile/1.3 kilometres
  • Grade: Easy
  • More information:  This trail has a wide, well surfaced path, suitable for pushchairs and off-road mobility scooters. There are no steps or stiles and there are plenty of resting places every 150m along the trail. To use the accessible parking area at the viewpoint please ask for a key and directions at the visitor centre. You can hire a Tramper off-road mobility scooter from the visitor centre but this must be booked in advance. The visitor centre has a café, shop, toilets and play area.
  • Start and finish: Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre car park

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How to get here, other walking routes and facilities at Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

Download a trail map from the bottom of this page

Gogerddan Trail, Gogerddan Wood, near Aberystwyth

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Set off on the circular walking trail through Gogerddan Wood which is well-known locally for its stunning display of bluebells in spring. Situated just outside Aberystwyth, it was once part of the Gogerddan Estate and veteran trees can be seen along the trail.

  • Length: 1½ miles/2.4 kilometres
  • Grade: Moderate
  • More information: Although the trail is graded as moderate, there is a steep climb halfway around to a viewpoint with bench. The ground can get very muddy, especially after wet weather, so wear some shoes with good grip! The small picnic site is in a sheltered location by a stream.
  • Start and finish: Gogerddan Wood car park

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How to get here, other walking routes and facilities in Gogerddan Wood

Download a trail map from the bottom of this page

Nash Trail, Nash Wood, near Presteigne

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Look out for carpets of bluebells on the circular walking trail through this border country woodland which is located half in Wales and half in England. The trail climbs steadily from the car park on its way through the woodland to the viewpoint.

  • Length: 2 miles/3.5 kilometres
  • Grade: Moderate
  • More information: The trail follows a mixture of forest roads and paths through the woodland. A shortcut is signposted about halfway round if you want to do a shorter walk. Nash Wood is in the area known as Radnor Forest and there are walking trails from two nearby woodlands managed by Natural Resources Wales.
  • Start and finish: Nash Wood car park

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How to get here, other walking routes and facilities in Nash Wood

Download a trail map from the bottom of this page

Alder Tree Boardwalk, Coed y Cerrig National Nature Reserve, near Abergavenny

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Follow the accessible boardwalk through the wet alder woodland in the valley and look out for showy marsh marigolds and the delicate pink umbrellas of valerian. The smell of fragrant bluebells fills the air as you get deeper into the woodland.

  • Length: ½ mile/0.6 kilometres
  • Grade: Accessible
  • Trail information: The trail starts over the road from the car park - please take care crossing the road. The wide and level boardwalk, with passing places, is suitable for wheelchairs. You can do a circular walk by including the non-boardwalk section of path shown on the map which is graded as easy. There is soft mud - do not wander off the boardwalk or path. There are wooden benches along the route.
  • Start and finish: The small car park at Coed y Cerrig National Nature Reserve.

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How to get here, other walking routes and facilities in Coed y Cerrig National Nature Reserve

Download a trail map from the bottom of this page

Plan ahead and enjoy your visit!

Sometimes we need to close visitor facilities or trails whilst we undertake maintenance work or operations so please plan ahead and check the web page for the woodland or reserve before you set out.

Find out about walking trail grades.

See the Countryside Code for advice about preparing for your trip, keeping yourself and others safe and how you can help ensure that the countryside remains a beautiful place that everyone can enjoy.

Looking for somewhere else to visit?

Go to our Places to Visit section.

Related document downloads

Millstream Walk map PDF [888.2 KB]
Cefndeuddwr Trail map PDF [1.0 MB]
Gogerddan Trail map PDF [960.5 KB]
Nash Trail map PDF [1.0 MB]

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