Cwm Rhaeadr Woodland

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Cwm Rhaeadr means “valley of the waterfall” in Welsh and the valley is home to the highest waterfall in Carmarthenshire. You can catch a glimpse of the waterfall as it pours off the mountain on the Waterfall Walk.

There is also an accessible trail and a short mountain biking trail for experienced riders.

The woodland is made up of native broadleaved trees and non-native conifers including big Douglas fir trees which were planted in the 1940s. In spring, there are carpets of bluebells near the walking trails.


There are glimpses of the waterfall through the trees on the Waterfall Walk through the lower part of the valley. This moderate-graded circular trail crosses over a wooden bridge and follows the stream back to the car park. Please read the information panel at the start of the trails before setting off. The walking trails are waymarked from start to finish.

The accessible trail is suitable for wheelchair users. It goes through the woodland and along a boardwalk. It passes by two ponds where dragonflies can be spotted in summer.

Go to the Natural Resources Wales website for more details about these trails, and to find out what trail grades mean and if there are any temporary closures or diversions.


The Cwm Rhaeadr trail delivers stunning views over this scenic valley, and quality singletrack riding to match. Catch great views of the waterfall as it drops over a rocky ledge where it pours off the Mynydd Mallaen. Starts: Picnic Site. The Cwm Rhaeadr mountain bike trail is waymarked from start to finish and has been graded as red.

This short trail offers singletrack riding, a descent over a rocky ridge and stunning views over the valley and waterfall. Please read the information panel at the start of the trail before setting off.

The site may be closed in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice, due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow diversion signs and any other instructions given on site.

Cwm Rhaeadr is managed by Natural Resources Wales. For full details of the visitor facilities including trail lengths and grades and information about any changes or temporary closures to trails or other facilities please go to the Natural Resources Wales website. Sometimes Natural Resources Wales needs to close or divert trails for your safety due to maintenance or other operational work.

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  • Disabled access


  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Cwm Rhaeadr is 6 miles north of Llandovery (OS) Explorer map 187.

From Llandovery follow signs to Cilycwm. Then follow the sign towards Llyn Brianne Reservoir for 2 miles and the car park is on the left.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest mainline railway station is in Llandovery (6 miles)

Cwm Rhaeadr Woodland (NRW)

Type:Forest or Woodland

Near Llandovery, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

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Cwm Rhaeadr WoodlandCwm Rhaeadr Woodland | Walking Trails (NRW), LlandoverySix miles from Llandovery, this woodland and picnic area is in the peaceful Tywi valley. Glimpse the waterfall on the walking trail or explore the woodland on the accessible trail. Red-graded mountain bike trail for experienced riders.

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