The Wenallt

About The Wenallt

The Wenallt (also known as Coed-y-Wenallt) is an area of semi natural ancient woodland to the north of Cardiff, designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.  The land extends into other woodlands to the north west; Cwm Nofydd, a Local Nature Reserve, Fforest Ganol, another Site of Special Scientific interest and Fforest Fawr.

The area is a well known local beauty spot and a popular site for picnics in summer. In spring there are displays of bluebells and other spring flowers throughout the woodland.

Visitor information

The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Parking: Two car parks are provided.


  • Wenallt camp: located in a prominent position, originally overlooking the Cardiff area and Bristol Channel, this Iron Age hill fort is located in the southern part of the Wenallt woodland. Dating from between 800BC – 55AD, the site is protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
  • Footpaths and bridleways: the network of routes criss-crossing the woodland link into footpaths through the adjacent Cwm Nofydd, Fforest Ganol and Fforest Fawr woodlands.
  • Wildlife haven: The woodland contains local sites for nature conservation and its varied biodiversity includes badgers, buzzards, great spotted woodpeckers and wood warblers


How to find us

How to find us
Access point GPS (latitude / longitude)
Lower car park 51.5430982 / -3.2229171
Upper car park 51.5430982 / -3.2229171

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