Dare you walk the Garwnant terror trail?

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Woodlands are such inviting, friendly places . . . but for one night only at Garwnant later this month, the forces of evil will rise up to give visitors a totally different experience.

The gentle walking paths and exhilarating mountain bike routes that meander into the woods will take on a sinister appearance on Friday, 28 October, when the Forestry Commission Wales centre celebrates Hallowe’en.

Tickets are on sale for those who can summon up the courage to walk the Terror Trail, where ghouls and ghosts will be lurking around every corner.

There will also be fire-eating demonstrations and children’s entertainers at the centre, just five miles from Merthyr Tydfil and 14 miles from Brecon, to get people in the mood for a night with a difference.

Recreation Ranger Arnold Thomas said, “Woodlands are normally such enjoyable places to visit, but the fire-eaters and spooky music will set the scene before visitors set off into the darkness for the fright of their lives!’’

On-site caterers, Just Perfect Catering, will provide a barbecue and hog roast outdoors, and frightfully delicious soups or blood curdling desserts will be available alongside a range of hot and cold food at the visitor centre.

Walks start from 6.00pm until 8.30pm and depart at 10-minute intervals. Places are limited and must be booked in advance (cost £5, which includes parking).

Children must be accompanied by an adult and the event is unsuitable for the under fives.

If you’d like to reserve a place, call Garwnant Visitor Centre on 01685 722481 or visit for more details.


A total of 14.3 per cent of Wales is covered by woodlands. Of this, 38% (126,000 hectares/311,000 acres) is owned by the Welsh Government.

Forestry Commission Wales is the Welsh Government’s department of forestry and manages these woodlands on its behalf.

More information on the woodlands of Wales is available on

Press office contact: Clive Davies on 0300 068 0061, mobile 07788 190922, email