SOLD: Coed Gwion (Gwion's Wood) £75,000 Freehold


The majority of Coed Gwion, predominantly its southern half, is pretty level. The land drops away from its southern boundary into the neighbouring woodland which means clear sight lines out to the south, opening up the woodland to maximum light and sun, always welcome in Wales! This really opens up potential uses of the wood; it offers much as a woodland for family forestry or family camping with clearings that could be maximised for tents and a campfire. Alternatively its seclusion and privacy make it a prime spot for encouraging nature and bird watching.

There will be good timber available from thinning as the conifer grows on, for building shelters or other woodland projects or for a good firewood supply, and this in turn will give an opportunity to replant and perhaps create a woodland of more native species.

Two old forestry tracks, one extending along the inside of the eastern boundary, which is fenced, and the other extending out of the back of the parking area towards the south eastern corner could both be cleared and improved to aid access throughout the woodland.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.


Coed Gwion is predominantly planted with mixed conifer including Douglas fir, larch, some spruce as well as one or two Western hemlock and one or two Cyprus. Interspersed is a good quantity of birch, most likely naturally regenerating along with one or two rowan and scrubby growth of some hazel and gorse at understory. Grasses, mosses and lichen proliferate in the more open areas of the woodland towards the southern boundary and around the rocky areas trackside. There are various areas of quite thick bramble growth which with management and increasing canopy cover will be kept in check but also provide good cover for wildlife.


Red kite can often be seen wheeling and surfing the thermals above the woodland, and woodpecker can be heard knocking for grubs.

There are two nature reserves nearby, Ynys-hir and Cors Dyfi.


There are good opportunities to further open up areas in the southern half of the woodland to take advantage of the wide ranging southerly views.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access is via a stone track and although not unduly steep, we would recommend 4 wheel drive vehicle access, and especially in winter or wet weather.

There are no public footpaths through Coed Gwion or the larger woodland known as Coed Fridd Cwmere.

Coed Gwion's right of way along it's access track ends at it's parking area. Access over the remainder of the track is restricted for sole use by the neighbouring woodland Coed Pantycelyn.


Coed Gwion offers the opportunity to pursue any and all woodland activities from bushcraft to green woodworking, camping to sitting and watching wheeling kites. The southerly aspect could perhaps favour the establishment of a forest garden.

Local area and history

Coed Gwion, is named for the servant of the powerful sorceress Ceridwen, who through various misadventures came to be reborn as Taliesin, the greatest of all Welsh bards, and whose grave Bedd Taliesin is to be found nearby, outside the village of Tre Taliesin. You could walk there from the woodland following various interconnecting footpaths.

The nearest village is Talybont with two pubs to choose from, The Black Lion Hotel (yBlac in Welsh) and the White Lion. The buzzy town of Aberystwyth is less than half an hour away to the south, and the lovely market town of Machynlleth under half an hour away to the north, with all amenities on offer.

Just to the north of Machynlleth is the Centre of Alternative Technology, a fascinating and vital centre of knowledge and information.

Also within easy reach is the wonderful Ceredigion coast line with much to explore!

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 135
  • Grid ref: SN 686 883
  • Nearest post code: SY24 5DP
  • GPS coordinates: 52.477, -3.934

Location map


Follow the A487 to the village of Talybont, approximately 7 miles from Aberystwyth or 10 miles from Machynlleth.

In the centre of Talybont you will see the Black Lion Hotel and White Lion pub side by side. Take the road up to the right of the Black Lion Hotel and follow this road for about 2 miles, going over a small stone bridge.

Take the LEFT fork, following the road uphill for a short distance before you see the main entrance gate to the woodland on your left with a Woodlands for Sale sign. Please park up here and continue on foot.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

The last area of this beautiful, quiet, secluded woodland of mainly mixed conifer and some broadleaf, with lovely views out southwards, minutes away from the Ceredigion coastline.

Managed by Tamsin and Matt Brown

Telephone: 07956 256101

Telephone: 07950 379533

Email: [email protected]