Alwen Reservoir, near Denbigh
Walk or cycle around this huge upland reservoir
Scenic viewpoint with a picnic area and short woodland stroll
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 Denbighshire.
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.
The picnic area at Boncyn Foel Bach is set around the car park and has views south and east over the hills.
This car park is the starting point for a short walk in Clocaenog Forest which sets off through an avenue of tall beech trees.
The leaves turn orange in autumn before creating a colourful carpet underfoot - great fun for children to crunch through!
The walking trail is waymarked and starts from the Boncyn Foel Bach car park.
This is a short walk through the woodland with its stunning avenue of beech trees.
The beech avenue is impressive, especially in early spring when the leaves are luminous green.
There is also a viewpoint with a bench – a great place for a flask of coffee or your packed lunch!
Boncyn Foel Bach is 6 miles south west of Ruthin.
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Boncyn Foel Bach is on OS Explorer 264.
The OS grid reference for the car park is SJ 055 520.
From Ruthin, take the B5105 through the village of Clawddnewydd.
Continue for 1½ miles and the car park is on the right.
The nearest mainline railway station is in Buckley.
For details of public transport visit the Traveline Cymru website.
Parking is free of charge.
Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations
Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff
Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place
0300 065 3000