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.
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.
The coasts of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Gower and Pembrokeshire are within easy reach and offer many walks along the Welsh Coastal Path.
Carreg Cennen Castle, Trap
Other walking groups in our area include: