Cilgwyn Wood, near Llandovery

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Tucked away in a rural corner of Carmarthenshire, Cilgwyn Wood is very easy to find from Llandovery.

This peaceful woodland has a lovely mix of different trees, including large Douglas fir, old beech and spruce.

It is a small woodland with a short circular walking trail but there is lots to see all year round.

In spring, there are patches of bluebells on the banks beside the walking trail.

On a hot summer’s day, enjoy dappled shade along the walking trail through the woodland and the scent of the conifer trees.

If you visit in autumn, the beech trees are a riot of seasonal colour as the leaves change.

As the leaves start to fall in the colder months, they cover the walking trail with a crunchy carpet, just right for a bracing winter walk.

Walking trail

The walking trail is waymarked from start to finish.

Look out for the information panel at the start of the trail.

Find out about walking trail grades.

Cilgwyn Walk

  • Grade: Moderate
  • Distance: 2 miles/3.4 kilometres
  • Climb: 330 feet/100 metres
  • Time: 1¼ hours
  • Trail information: Suitable for families, no steps. Good level of fitness required. Walking shoes with a good grip recommended. Paths can be slippery when wet. There is good mobile phone coverage throughout the walk.

The Cilgwyn Walk is a circular waymarked trail which, although fairly short, has a steady climb and some steep sections.

It starts off on the forest road which climbs steadily and has far-reaching views over farmland. It then turns off onto a narrow grassy track through the woodland.

The track winds past beech trees and majestic conifers on a steady climb up to a pond and bench in a shady glade of beech trees.

The trail then crosses the forest road and goes alongside a bank of old beech trees, full of bluebells in spring, before dropping back down to the starting point on the forest road.

Visiting safely

We want you to return home safely after your visit here.

You are responsible for your own safety as well as the safety of any children and animals with you during your visit.

For advice and tips to help you plan your visit here go to Visiting our places safely.

Changes to visitor facilities

See the top of this webpage for details of any planned closures or other changes to visitor facilities here.

For your safety, always follow instructions from staff and signs including those for trail diversions or closures.

We may divert or close trails whilst we undertake maintenance work or other operations and we may need to close other visitor facilities temporarily.

In extreme weather, we may close facilities at short notice due to the risk of injury to visitors and staff.

How to get here

Cilgwyn Wood is 3 miles south west of Llandovery.


The postcode is SA19 9LF.

Please note that this postcode may not take you to the parking area if you use a sat nav or navigation app.

We suggest you follow the directions below or use the Google map on this page which has a pin on the location of the parking area.


Take the A4069 from Llandovery towards Llangadog.

After 1 mile turn left along an unclassified road signposted to Myddfai and continue for another mile.

At the junction continue straight ahead and, after 1¼ miles, the entrance to Cilgwyn Wood is on the left just after Cilgwyn Manor Farm.


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Ordnance Survey

The Ordnance Survey (OS) grid reference for the parking area is SN 744 297 (Explorer Map OL 12).

Public transport

The nearest mainline railway station is in Llandovery.

For details of public transport go to the Traveline Cymru website.


Parking is in a small area at the woodland entrance.

Please park carefully, leaving the gateways clear for residents and emergency access.

Parking is free of charge.

Overnight parking is not permitted.

Contact details

There are no staff at this location.

Contact our customer team for general enquiries during office hours, Monday to Friday.

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