Know before you go
Parking informationCoed Dolbebin entrance: parking for two cars in small hard-standing area at SH611276 (nearest postcode LL45 2PE) . Coed Crafnant entrance: parking for two cars on the roadside at SH617290 (nearest postcode LL45 2PF).
Steep woodland on north-facing hillside with uneven, steep and rocky paths
Very rough, steep, and uneven terrain and no mobile phone reception.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitYear round
About the reserve
A fine example of an ancient woodland, rich in rare Atlantic bryophytes. Its primitive flora of mosses, liverworts and ferns actually occupy two distinct woodlands with different histories; Coed Crafnant and Coed Dolbebin. Together they form part of the extensive Rhinog Site of Special Scientific Interest within the Snowdonia National Park. The native oak tree canopy has provided a warm, moist, humid environment for at least 6,000 years. The woods come alive with birdsong in the spring and vibrant colours in the autumn.