Black Covert Woodland, near Aberystwyth
Sheltered picnic site with riverside walk
Waymarked trails for walking and mountain biking in remote woodland
The Cwm Rhaeadr mountain bike trail remains closed due to forestry operations.
Our sites and most visitor facilities are open but, under the current coronavirus restrictions in Wales, this is intended only for the use of people who live locally.
You are strongly advised – in line with current Welsh Government regulations – not to drive to any of our sites to exercise unless you have specific health or mobility issues.
We have changed the normal route for some of our trails to help you maintain social distancing – please follow signs on site.
Cwm Rhaeadr, which means “valley of the waterfall” in Welsh, is a remote woodland and picnic area situated in the upper Tywi valley in Carmarthenshire.
You can catch a glimpse of the dramatic falls on the Waterfall Walk through the woodland.
The shorter trail, which is suitable for all abilities, passes by two peaceful ponds.
There is also a mountain biking trail for experienced riders.
All of the walking trails are waymarked and start from the car park.
¾ mile, 1.3 kilometres, accessible
This trail through the woodland is suitable for wheelchair users.
It passes by two ponds where dragonflies can be spotted in summer.
2½ miles, 4 kilometres, moderate
There are glimpses of the waterfall through the trees on this trail through the lower part of the valley.
It crosses over a wooden bridge and follows the stream back to the car park.
6.7 kilometres, grade red
The Cwm Rhaeadr mountain biking trail is waymarked and starts from the car park.
This trail may be short but it offers singletrack riding, a descent over a rocky ridge and stunning views over the valley and waterfall.
Please read the relevant on site information before setting off on your ride.
See our mountain biking page for a list of all our mountain bike trails and information about grading to make sure you pick a trail that is right for you.
The Accessible Trail is suitable for wheelchair users.
It is three quarters of a mile long and its steepest gradient is 1/20.
Cwm Rhaeadr is near Llandovery and is approximately one mile north of the village of Cilycwm.
It is in the county of Carmarthernshire.
Car parking is free of charge.
Follow signs for Cilycwm from the A482 or A483 then continue northwards out of Cilycwm towards Llyn Brianne Reservoir until the sign for Cwm Rhaeadr.
Cwm Rhaeadr is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 187.
The OS grid reference for the car park is SN 765 423.
The nearest train station is in Llandovery.
For details of public transport visit the Traveline Cymru website.
Tel: 0300 065 3000