Cwm Rhaeadr Woodland

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The Cwm Rhaeadr 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.

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.


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. 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. Please read the information panel at the start of the trails before setting off.

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.

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  • Accessibility of route - Cwm Rhaeadr Picnic Site
  • Length of route (miles) - 2
  • Typical duration of route - 90 Mins

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

The nearest mainline railway station is in Llandovery.

Cwm Rhaeadr Woodland | Walking Trails (NRW)

Type:Walking Route

Cwm Rhaeadr Woodland (NRW), Near Llandovery, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

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Cwm Rhaeadr WoodlandCwm Rhaeadr Woodland (NRW), LlandoverySix miles north 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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