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Dog walk


Merthyr Tydfil

Type of walk

Hilly, Flat, Forest, Park

What's here

Paid Parking, Off Lead Areas, On Lead Areas, Pathed Routes, Picnic Areas, Water On Route, Toilets, Refreshments Available, Wheelchair Friendly

About this walk

Garwnant has over 400 acres of pristine forest, hills and waterfalls to explore. There are numerous paths to follow or you can go off route.

The forest is beautiful, peaceful and tranquil. The visitor centre and Restaurant are open all year round. There is car park, with a beautiful cafe nearby with outside seating, water for dogs and stunning views of Llwyn-On Reservoir.

The cafe serves local and regional cuisine as well as coffee, tea and refreshments. The visitor centre also provides useful information about the surrounding area and routes.

More info

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Forestry Commission Visit

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Comments (6)

  • diane profile

    10 years ago

    I am off to West Wales on the 6th April for a weeks holiday with my family and four lurchers. If we have time might try this walk.
  • fi_jasper profile

    10 years ago

    Anyone know if there's a dog friendly camp site near here?
  • acollins profile

    10 years ago

    Hi Fiona, try: Link → I haven't stayed there myself but the website states that it is dog friendly and its less than 2 miles from Garwnant
  • fi_jasper profile

    10 years ago

    That looks brilliant, thank you so much ACollins :-)
  • bertieandollie profile

    10 years ago

    Just back from a great morning walk here, highly recommended. Nice sausage sandwich from the café too!
  • Elf1256 profile

    4 years ago

    Lovely walk with forest and trails my border collie loved it plenty to do and see dog friendly cafe 😁
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How to get there


A470, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2HU, UK View on Google

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Location details

Garwnant Visitor Centre is well signposted from the A470, 7km north of Merthyr Tydfil. A bus service provided by Stagecoach from Merthyr Tydfil to Brecon passes close to the entrance (Tel: 0871 200 2233). There is also a Beacons Bus Service which runs on Bank Holidays and Sundays throughout the summer (Tel: 01873 853254). The centre is 500m from the A470 up a gentle slope.

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