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About Hafod

In the late eighteenth century, the Hafod Estate was designed in the ‘Picturesque’ style by Thomas Johnes (1748-1816) and became an essential destination for visitors touring Wales in search of ‘wild nature’. The paths, views, gardens and mansion were the subject of numerous contemporary accounts.

Today the mansion has gone and Hafod lies within a working forest. Managed by Forestry Commission Wales, in partnership with the Hafod Trust, the estate is managed to conserve and restore the historic landscape, protect its important habitats, and provide access and enjoyment for walkers by recreating Johnes’s path network.

Take in the dramatic woodlands walks, waterfalls and views at Hafod.

Learn more about Hafod

How to get there:

Cwmystwyth and Devil's are the nearest towns or villages.

From the Hafod Arms Hotel in Devil's Bridge take the B4574 to Cwmystwyth. Pass the The Arch car park and proceed downhill. Turn right shortly after passing the "Cwmystwyth" sign. Go throught ADAS Pwllpeiran and proceed to a T junction and turn right. Pass Hafod Church and turn left into Hafod Car Park.

From Pontrhydygroes proceed north on the B4343 and turn right onto the B4574 towards Cwmystwyth when you see the Forestry Commission Hafod sign. Proceed along this road for 1 mile. The Hafod Car Park is on the right hand side.

OS Grid Reference: SN 768 736
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Start your visit from:

Hafod Car Park




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By permit only, permits from local area manager.


Tony Ellis
Area Manager
01974 282540