Coed Aber Artro
Part of the Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites SAC.
Coed Aber Artro is an ancient woodland boasting a stunning display of bluebells in the spring, making it popular with locals and visitors.
Coed Aber Artro is a component of the well-wooded local landscape to the east of the village of Llanbedr. Characterised by semi-natural broad leaved woodland (mainly semi-natural ancient woodland) and dominated by sessile oak with ash and alder in the damper areas, this woodland has been modified by the introduction of beech, which is a major feature of the eastern sector, and sycamore to the south. There are scattered mature conifers, including the remains of a small arboretum, which dates back to the period when the wood formed part of the grounds of the neighbouring Aber Artro Hall. There are many rock outcrops and several springs and streams, one of which was dammed to create a small pond. The wood is located on a the popular route to Cwm Bychan and benefits from a network of public and permissive footpaths, many of which follow old trackways. It is an important local amenity enjoyed by walkers, both residents and visitors. In spring time in particular, its fantastic display of bluebells is a great draw, with roadside glades offering a spring time vista accessible even for those of limited mobility, although the informal parking is rather limited.