As the warmth of the summer fades into autumn, there's a distinct charm in taking a leisurely walk through the woods and there are several to choose from in this area.
The woods in autumn offer a change of scenery, with leaves turning into a vibrant display of reds, yellows, and oranges. The air carries a refreshing crispness that awakens the senses. As you tread upon the forest floor, the satisfying crunch of fallen leaves accompanies your every step.
So, as autumn approaches, consider a simple walk in the woods. It's a chance to slow down, breathe in the crisp air, and find joy in the understated beauty that surrounds you. Sometimes, the most fulfilling journeys are the ones that require nothing more than an appreciation for the season and a willingness to wander.
1. Pengelli Forest
This forest is part of one of the largest ancient Oak woodlands in West Wales and is a wonderful place for a peaceful walk on crunchy autumn leaves. There are four circular walks of varying lengths, so you can choose the most suitable for you.
2. Ty Canol
This 170-acre ancient woodland dating back at least 6000 years is a National Nature Reserve and it is in an area famous for its archaeological sites. This forest is old, and it's beautiful, and it's a joy to wander round with its moss covered trees and many species of lichen. Details
3. Coedmor National Nature Reserve
This gorgeous walk along the Teifi Gorge follows a riverbank path and is particularly lovely in the autumn with the range of fungi to see. It is now a nature reserve to protect the oak woodlands and wildlife.
4. Pantmaenog Forest
If you're looking for panoramic views as part of your forest walk then this is the one for you. Look out for kestrels, buzzards, and red kites on your way round.