Alwen Reservoir, near Denbigh
Walk or cycle around this huge upland reservoir
Easy to find woodland with short walk
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.
Pool Park woodland is on the edge of Clocaenog Forest.
It is named after the former huge Pool Park Estate, which was owned by the Bagot family.
The area was originally one of five deer parks used by the owners of Ruthin Castle for hunting.
The small car park is the starting point for a short waymarked walking trail, ideal for breaking a journey to stretch your legs or for a quick stroll with your dog.
There are several public footpaths nearby if you have a map with you and fancy a longer walk.
The walking trail is waymarked and starts from the Pool Park car park.
This short trail follows a stream then climbs gently as it winds its way through the woodland.
Look out for the huge Douglas fir trees which thrive here and patches of bluebells in spring.
Pool Park is 2 miles south west of Ruthin.
© Crown copyright and database rights 2020 Ordnance Survey 100019741
Pool Park is on OS Explorer 279, 293 or 294.
The OS grid reference for the car park is SJ 101 560.
Take the B5105 from Ruthin towards Clawddnewydd.
After 1½ miles 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
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