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Walking Route, free entry

Brechfa Forest

Brechfa Forest

Brechfa Forest

Details

There are three walks that start from this picnic site:

Riverside Walk (1 mile, 1.7 kilometres).
This mainly level woodland trail goes alongside the scenic river Gorlech, over a humpback bridge and then returns along the forest road.

Gorlech Walk (3.5 miles, 5.7 kilometres).
This delightful trail follows the River Gorlech along forestry roads before crossing a small bridge on to a footpath and climbing uphill through mature woodlands made up of mixed broad leaf trees and conifers.

Forest Garden Walk (5 miles, 8.3 kilometres).
This trail goes to Brechfa Forest Garden. The forest garden is made up of half of the tree species that are able to grow in the British Isles. They were planted by the Forestry Commission in the last century to assess how well they grew in Britain.

The picnic area at its start point is also the ideal place in which to leave your car. This site has portaloo toilets, which are open all year.

Directions:

Abergorlech Picnic Site is in Brechfa. Abergorlech is a small village located next to Brechfa Forest on the B4310 road. Follow the A482 between Lampeter and Llandovery until the turn off for Llansawel (B4302). Once in Llansawel follow signs for Abergorlech.
From the A482 between Lampeter and Llandovery, turn off onto the B4302for Llansawel. From Llansawel follow signs for Abergorlech.

Abergorlech, Llandovery, Llandeilo, Brechfa, Llanybydder, Pumsaint, Llansawel, and Rhydcymerau are the nearest towns or villages.

Public Transport:
The nearest train station is Carmarthen.

The OS grid reference is SN 585 340.

Accepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Facilities

  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

Directions

Plan route to Brechfa Forest (NRW) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 585340  Lat: 51.98685 Long: -4.06127

The A482 (Lampeter to Llandovery), the A40, and the A485 (Lampeter to Carmarthen) encompass the forest. There are numerous roads that lead to Brechfa Forest, and Abergorlech and Brechfa are small villages located next to Brechfa Forest on the B4310 road. Follow the A482 between Lampeter and Llandovery until the turn off for Llansawel (B4302). Once in Llansawel follow signs for Abergorlech.

Parking: free

Contact

Enquiries

0300 065 3000

Address

Abergorlech,
Carmarthenshire,
UK

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