Coed Rhiw Goch, Dolwyddelan, Conwy, North Wales. Mixed broadleaves and grassland in the heart of Snowdonia. 6.26 acres for £54,000 (freehold) [#A1491]
A mosaic of native trees and open ground set amidst spectacular mountain scenery.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 115
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance (B): SH 758 543
- Centre of wood: SH 757 541
Nearest postcode: LL25 0PQ
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Small self-contained amenity woods in the heart of Snowdonia are rare. This little gem lies amidst glorious montane scenery between the villages of Dolwyddelan and Betws y Coed.
Coed Rhiw Goch is near the base the valley of Afon Lledr, which flows into the River Conwy a few miles downstream. The terrain is a mix of near-level ground punctuated with a spine of small rocky outcrops and bluffs, thanks to which it has a bright open aspect with wide views to most compass points.
The southwest portion is entirely wooded being a mixture of oak, birch and occasional rowan within which are a few young spruce and hemlock plus a few patches of holly. Tree ferns adorn many of the stems. Beneath this is a rich ground flora including blueberry, bluebells and heather along with plentiful regeneration of young trees.
The mid-section is open grassland which, aside from being an obvious place to wild camp, also offers the potential to graze ponies or livestock.
The northeast corner is a mosaic of open grown broadleaves and rough craggy pasture.
Access is taken via a field gate at the north tip of the wood. This connects with a minor county road which ends a short distance beyond, so passing traffic is minimal and tranquillity pretty much assured.
If It Were Mine
If you were to design the ideal Snowdonia retreat, this might be it! Aside from offering outstanding camping and woodland recreation prospects, it also makes a great base from which to explore the wider hills. Fallen deadwood will provide plenty of fuel for the campfire.
It would be good to eradicate a few small patches of rhododendron before this invasive species gets established and I might also flail to keep the bracken patches in check. The denser areas of regeneration would benefit from re-spacing. Finally I’d look to improve the entrance through the addition of a little stone to enable all-weather off-road parking.
So much to enjoy doing here…but aside from rhododendron control (a day’s work) nothing is urgent. And what nicer place to relax after a day’s labour?
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- From the north leave the A55 at junction 19 and head south on the A470.
- Nearing Betws y Coed ensure you continue to follow the A470 to Dolwyddelan. This involves a left turn at a T junction and a right turn shortly thereafter.
- Continue on the A470 for 2 miles until you pass under a railway bridge.
- Take the next right turn (1.7 miles after the railway bridge) onto a single track road with a sign ‘Snowdonia Retreat’.
- The wood starts about 400 metres up this road on your right (A on the plan).
- There is a narrow layby a short distance further up on your right where you can (with care) park.
- The entrance gate into the wood (B) is a further 300 metres up the road. Climb the gate to enter the wood.
- The northwest boundary (AB) is the roadside fence.
- The northeast boundary (BC) is a stock fence.
- The southeast fence (CD) is the stock fence to the southeast of the wayleave.
- The southwest boundary (AD) is a field-edge stock fence, part of which is adjacent to a stone wall.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- Access is taken directly off the public road.
- There are no public rights of way in the wood.
There are no known fencing obligations.
How To Buy
This woodland is being sold on a fixed price basis. We require the following information in writing before we mark a woodland as sold and take it off the market (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase before doing this):
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.