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Nant y Coed Local Nature Reserve

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The reserve path is currently closed due to storm damage and river erosion. There is no access through the reserve between the Newry Drive entrance and the Three Streams car park at the top of Valley Road.

Footpath access and stepping stones (Update June 2022)

The original proposals to reinstate the existing riverside path were not acceptable to Natural Resources Wales.

With limited options, we are installing a stepped timber access path. This will cross up and over the steep wooded bank and then re-join the existing riverside path, avoiding the eroded section.

Work starts: 18 July 2022
We expect this work to be completed in October 2022.

During construction, there will be no access permitted through the nature reserve and very limited availability for parking on Newry Drive.

We are continuing to look for solutions to replace the stepping stones further upstream, without a path suitable to allow access for machinery to deliver and embed the intended heavier stones.


About Nant y Coed

Grid Reference: SH 697737

Nant y Coed is a beautiful woodland at the back of Llanfairfechan. An attractive short walk follows the tumbling river. Birds such as the dipper, redstart and pied flycatcher can be seen here.

Nant y Coed lies on the North Wales Path and on the Llanfairfechan Upland Walk.

Please see below for a PDF copy of this walk route / leaflet.

Nant y Coed Nature Reserve Leaflet (PDF)

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