Car parks at a forest near Llangadfan have reopened to give local people more access to the countryside.

Natural Resources Wales announced on Wednesday, June 17, that Dyfnant Forest car parks at Hendre, Pen y Ffordd, and Pont Llogel Wood are open, however mountain bike trails, toilets and play areas remain closed.

Inspections at car parks will continue over the coming days to ensure that the sites are prepared for the safe return of visitors travelling locally.

Clare Pillman, chief executive of Natural Resources Wales, said: “The decisions around which car parks can reopen at this time have been made in line with the latest Welsh Government advice, and with full consideration of the need to maintain the safety of our visitors, staff and the local community at all times. This will always be our top priority.

“The process of opening our car parks will be gradual and phased, and not all facilities will be opened at the same time. While using our car parks, and where footpaths and trails are open, we encourage visitors to respect one another and the local community by observing social distancing guidelines and protect the natural environment by following the countryside code.”