Waymarked trails at Hafod
The Hafod Project is restoring historical walks through the breath-taking scenery of this old estate. Waterfalls, wildlife, and wonderful old trees abound.
Three waymarked routes are currently available:
Bedford Monument Walk: 1.6 km, easy but with one short steep section. Stays above the valley, with good views over the estate.
Alpine Bridge Walk: 3.6 km, moderate. Visits the celebrated Peiran Cascade, meadows beside the Afon Ystwyth, the restored Alpine Bridge, and parkland around the former mansion and home farm.
Gentleman's Walk: 3.2 km (plus 2.5 km to & from the car park), difficult. A newly-restored route starting at the Alpine Bridge and visiting waterfalls, the Nant Gau ravine, groves of old beeches, a rustic bridge, and riverside fields. Excellent for bluebells in spring.
All walks start at the car park near Hafod church on the B4574; grid ref. SN768737. Free leaflet available in the car park.
Additional routes are due to open in 2003.
Please note that uneven or slippery ground and unguarded drops may be found on all routes, and strong footwear is advised.