A fine example of ancient woodland, with a rich flora of lichens, mosses, liverworts and ferns. Coed Crafnant nature reserve is comprised of two distinct woodlands; Coed Crafnant and Coed Dolbebin.


3 miles east and inland of the village of Llanbedr, along a single-track road up Cwm Bychan.
LL45 2PF

OS Map Reference

A static map of Coed Crafnant

Know before you go

49 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Coed 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).

Grazing animals


Walking trails

Steep woodland on north-facing hillside with uneven, steep and rocky paths


Very rough, steep, and uneven terrain and no mobile phone reception.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Year 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.

Contact us

North Wales Wildlife Trust - Rob Booth
Contact number: 01248 351541

Environmental designation

Ancient Woodland
Mountains and moorland
National Park