Black Covert Woodland, near Aberystwyth
Sheltered picnic site with riverside walk
Horseriding trails through rolling hills and lush green valleys
This site and visitor facilities are open – please see more details on this web page.
There are coronavirus local restrictions in some areas of Wales.
Our sites remain open in areas with local restrictions but you should not travel from outside the area to visit them - this site is located in the county of Powys.
We have changed the normal route for some of our trails to help you maintain social distancing – please follow signs on site.
You need to wear a mask when going inside one of our buildings.
You can check-in via the NHS app when entering one of our buildings – scan the QR-code on the NHS Covid-19 poster on site.
Dyfnant Forest is in a part of Wales renowned for its rolling hills, lush green valleys and picturesque farmsteads and villages.
It is an area rich in history, too. Owain Glyndwr, the Welsh prince who fought for Welsh independence and united Wales, once rode these hills.
Nowadays it is well known for the facilities for horse riding and carriage driving.
The Rainbow Trails were developed in partnership with the Dyfnant and Vyrnwy Horse Riders and Carriage Drivers Association.
There are nearly 100 miles of tracks and trails with five horse riding trails and three carriage trails.
The trails are waymarked and range from an easy trot to challenging 16-mile routes for more experienced riders wanting full-day rides.
Pen y Ffordd is the starting point for five waymarked horse-riding trails.
Facilities at this purpose-built car park include:
Penyffordd car park is located on the B4395 between Llangadfan and Lake Vyrnwy.
It is in the county of Powys.
The OS grid reference is SJ 033 154.
Parking is free of charge.
You can get onto this road off the A458 (Mallwyd to Welshpool) at Llangadfan or off the A490 (Llanfyllin to Welshpool) at Llanfyllin, taking the B4393 and then left onto the B4395 signposted to Llwydiarth and Pont Llogel.
Pen y Ffordd is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 239.
The OS grid reference for the car park is SJ 017 135.
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Tel: 0300 065 3000