The graphic below gives some idea of how red squirrels have fared over the last 20-years. As you can see in 2011/12 survey results, no reds were seen/caught.
Wildlife in Clocaenog Forest
Frequently Asked Questions
There are several car parks in Clocaenog Forest. Bod Petryal is one of the most popular
It makes an ideal starting point to get a taste of this huge area of woodland, open moorland and rivers.
This area was once part of the Pool Park Estate and Bod Petryal (which means “rectangular dwelling” in Welsh) is named after the old gamekeeper’s cottage.
The Keeper’s Stroll walking trail goes through the oldest conifer trees in the forest and passes by the gamekeeper’s cottage.
The many miles of quiet forest roads make Clocaenog Forest an ideal location for family cycling and a short cycle trail is waymarked from Bod Petryal.
The picnic site has benches set around a large lake.