Dinefwr Ramblers

Carmarthenshire

Our Area

The historic administrative area of Dinefwr stretches from the old mining area of Ammanford and the Amman Valley in the south, to the small market towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery in the north.  It also includes the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and Geopark. We have hills all around us strewn with archaeological sites, forests and upland farming.

The coasts of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Gower and Pembrokeshire are within easy reach and offer many walks along the Welsh Coastal Path.

Llandeilo has substantial remains of the 12th century Dinefwr Castle, set in the Wildlife Trust Castle Woods nature reserve.  There are other castles at Llandovery and Dryslwyn as well as the magnificently situated Carreg Cennen castle atop a 300 foot cliff, in the care of Cadw. 

Gold was mined in Roman times, and the Dolaucothi gold mines are set in the lovely Cothi valley with good walking trails.

Wildife is abundant with many species of birds in all areas, including the red kite.  Deer roam in the National Trust Dinefwr Park and the river Tywi is renowned for its fish.  The National Nature Reserve at Carmel Woods holds the only turlough (seasonal lake) in Britain and a rich variety of wildlife.

This beautiful landscape gives us a wide variety of walks, spread through the seasons and suitable for a range of walking abilities and preferences.

 CarregCennenCastle

 Carreg Cennen Castle, Trap

 

Autumn Photos from Walks

 Duhonw

Llanddewi'r Cwm

 Llandybie and Pentregwenlais

Llandybie and Pentregwenlais

 Llanarthne

Llanarthne

Llanarthne fungi

Llanarthne - shaggy ink cap fungi

Thanks to Max for these recent photographs

Wednesday, October 18, 2017