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.
We have looked at possible temporary alternatives to provide access to the site but these are not viable.
This means the reserve path will stay closed until we can carry out full repairs.
We apologise for this inconvenience.
Our Flood Risk Team is working on the structural design and applying for a river work permit from Natural Resources Wales. As this is a main river, we are not permitted to do work between October and May because of fish spawning. The new path scheme is scheduled for summer 2021.
Some of the stepping stones are missing because boulders were dislodged during Storm Francis (end of August 2020). We’re working to reinstate these crossings so there will be access into the site as far as the pond.
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.
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Please see below for a PDF copy of this walk route / leaflet.
Nant y Coed Nature Reserve Leaflet (PDF)
The Countryside Code