Nant Mill and Plas Power Woods (walking towards Minera)

This woodland walk starting at the Nant Mill visitor centre follows the river Clywedog upstream.

Start GPS coordinate 53.04322875987281, -3.0611181907364564
Approximate Length 2.31 miles
Approximate Duration 61 minutes
Grade Easy

Waypoint 1

Approximate GPS co-ordinate: 53.04333745650505, -3.0611270850081294

At Nant Mill visitor centre there is a pay and display car park.

Waypoint 1 photo

Waypoint 2

Approximate GPS co-ordinate: 53.04333095720685, -3.0622671638912364

Walk to the ford where the road crosses the river and go upstream. Keep to the right and go past the playground where there's a bridge over the river. Turn right and follow Wood Cottage Lane up the hill.

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Waypoint 3

Approximate GPS co-ordinate: 53.0438632181739, -3.0633028505723465

Go through the gate into Nant Mill Woods.

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Waypoint 4

Approximate GPS co-ordinate: 53.04408068289147, -3.063768284970932

There are lots of streams joining the main river and small bridges crossing them.

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Waypoint 5

Approximate GPS co-ordinate: 53.04477650930521, -3.0656209202784277

As the path climbs, the river is quite a way below.

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Waypoint 6

Approximate GPS co-ordinate: 53.04506533824317, -3.06837997331857

Go down the steps where it can be quite muddy when it’s been wet.

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Waypoint 7

Approximate GPS co-ordinate: 53.04524856062908, -3.068664896385618

The orange colour of the river is probably from the nearby Minera Lead Mines which are in the upstream direction.

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Waypoint 8

Approximate GPS co-ordinate: 53.04520610611637, -3.068935935331821

Go up the steps.

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Waypoint 9

Approximate GPS co-ordinate: 53.046946096468076, -3.0711849624456002

You'll then come to another ford, a bridge and a red phone box in a garden. There are paths either side of the river at this point or you can turn around and head back on the route you've taken.

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Waypoint 10

Approximate GPS co-ordinate: 53.044577984096136, -3.064257428656326

Keep to the right and don't cross over the bridge.

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Waypoint 11

Approximate GPS co-ordinate: 53.04397739135601, -3.063347674023951

When you get to the road turn left and go down the hill.

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Waypoint 12

Approximate GPS co-ordinate: 53.04346921881809, -3.061886602965592

You'll then be back at the car park where there are picnic benches to have lunch.

Waypoint 12 photo