Caio Forest, near Llandovery
Peaceful upland woodland with several waymarked...
Peaceful woodland near Pembrey Country Park
This easy to find woodland has a large grassy picnic area and a short waymarked woodland walk.
It is situated just outside the popular Pembrey Country Park which offers a variety of leisure activities. The country park has access to the long sandy Cefn Sidan beach and it is bordered by Pembrey Forest.
This area was once the site of a Royal Ordnance factory which closed in the 1960s and the walk through Pen-y-Bedd Wood passes by some industrial remains.
Nowadays Pen-y-Bedd Wood is the home of the Pembrey Conservation Trust who carry out many practical tasks in Pen-y-Bedd and in Pembrey Forest.
1¼ miles, 2 kilometres. easy
The Pen-y-Bedd Trail follows sandy tracks through Corsican pine trees. There are benches along the way and a decked viewing area overlooking one of the ponds. Part of the route follows the old railway line which once served the Royal Ordnance factory and there are glimpses over the fields to the pine trees of Pembrey Forest.
The Wales Coast Path passes through Pembrey Country Park.
Penybedd Wood is 6 miles west of Llanelli, just off the A484.
Car parking at Pen-y-Bedd Wood is free of charge.
Follow brown and white tourist signs to Pembrey Country Park from the A484 between Carmarthen and Llanelli onto Factory Road. The entrance to the car park is on the right, over the bridge just after leaving the A484.
Penybedd Wood is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 164 or 178.
The OS grid reference is SN 419 013.
The nearest train station is in Pembrey and Burry Port.
For details of public transport visit www.traveline.cymru
Tel: 0300 065 3000
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