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About Clocaenog

** Tree clearance and site investigation operations for Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm taking place  20 October 2014 - 30 June 2015.  Some diversions and temporary closures will be in place during this time. Only trees around the turbines and infrastructure will be felled ** 

Wind Farm Development area boundary map

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Clocaenog Forest is part of the bigger Hiraethog Forest covering 6000 hectares (15000 acres) on a broad rolling landscape. This in turn is part of Mynydd Hiraethog - the 'hills of great longing'.

This large forest lies to the north of the B5105 on the Hiraethog Moors. It is very quiet and as a result is home to one of Wales's remaining populations of red squirrel and a key area for the increasingly rare black grouse. We look after areas of the forest to help these species. There are wildlife viewing hides and even Prezewalski horses being used to keep ancient monuments clear of vegetation. There are many breeding birds of prey species.

The walks introduce you to the varied scenery of Clocaenog Forest. You can experience changing forest landscapes, open moorland, wildlife, ancient history, rivers, a beautiful lake and superb views. With gentle strolls, pleasant short walks, exhilarating longer routes and breathtaking summit climbs, there is something for all tastes.

Many miles of very quiet forest roads and numerous car parks makes this forest an ideal location for family cycling and horse riding. There is open access for horse riders throughout Hiraethog Forest.

Download the map of this area (pdf - 4005k)

How to get there:

Clocaenog is part of Hiraethog Forest. Ruthin, Cyffylliog, Clawdd Newydd, and Clocaenog are the nearest towns or villages.

Follow the B5105 from Ruthin.

OS Grid Reference: SJ 037 510
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Start your visit from:

Boncyn Foel Bach
Foel Frech
Pool Park
Rhyd y Gaseg
Coed y Fron Wyllt
Pincyn Llys
Bod Petrual Car Park
Bontuchel Wildlife Hide
Foel Frech Bird Hide

Other places to go in Hiraethog Forest

Walkers at an old Roman bridge Clocaenog forest




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Mike Whitley
Local Area Manager
0300 065 3000

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The Clocaenog Wind Farm development area will be temporarily closed in terms of the general right of access under the CROW Act, some permissive access and recreation will be managed and diverted for health and safety.

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