Allt Blaen-Eigiau £65,000 Freehold
- Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
- nearly 6 acres
- West and South Wales and Herefordshire
Ride stop entrance for Allt Blaen-Eigiau
Bluebell slope above the track
Upper slopes of Blaen Eigiau
Bluebells in Allt Blaen Eigiau
Name board for Allt Blaen-Eigiau
Rustic bench and a good spot to take the weight off
Turning area, camping and rest spot
Marker stake on the eastern boundary
Old fence line making up the northern boundary
One of many burrows
View into the wood
An abundance of oak tress
Marker stake on the western boundary
Another view into the wood
main gate into Cwm Tawel wood, please park up on the left and walk on
Look for this shed and turn in here, phone for gate combination code in advance of your journey
Allt Blaen-Eigiau extends over a stretch of south facing hillside, traversed its full length by a good level stone forestry track. This widens at its end into a large level area which would make a great base for family camping or bird watching or just watching the seasons change. Predominantly the woodland is single coppiced oak, interspersed with some specimens of beech, birch, rowan and lime, with hawthorn, holly and hazel here and there throughout. In springtime the slopes shimmer with bluebells, and many other wildflowers thrive here along the track, yellow pimpernel and blue speedwell, herb Robert, golden saxifrage as well as ferns and mosses. Towards the eastern end and especially in the lower reaches of the woodland, growing in the rock faces, are quantities of vaccinium myrtillus or wild bilberry.
The track provides access and a level area for woodland activities throughout the entire length of the woodland, and although the slope above and below is steep, it would be possible to fashion woodland paths off the main track to aid access up and down for exploring further into the woodland.
Peaceful and private, its elevated and south facing position ensure it gets full advantage of sunny weather.
The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.
There is a mix of broadleaf in this part of the woodland but oak predominates. In addition are beech, birch, rowan, lime, hazel, hawthorne and holly with ferns, wildflower and quantities of vaccinium myrtillus or wild bilberry at ground level.
There is wonderful birdlife here and although there are no streams in Allt Blaen-Eigiau there are tiny springs at some points along the tracks and the streams and springs throughout the larger woodland Cwm Tawel all attract wildlife.
The height of Allt Blain-Eigiau means the views out across the valley are wonderful through the tree canopy.
Access, tracks and footpaths
Access is good directly off the A484 to the main entrance of the larger woodland Cwm Tawel.
4 wheel drive is recommended to access Allt Blain-Eigiau itself as sections of the track are steep and access can be slippery in wet weather or wintery conditions.
There is a public footpath running along the shared access track from the main entrance gate off the A484, but not through Allt Blain-Eigiau itself.
This is a wonderful woodland for observing nature and wildlife from its position up the top of the slope.
Local area and history
The reservoir in the bottom of the valley, Cwm Tawel, used to provide water for Carmarthen but has been decommissioned for several years now. Throughout Cwm Tawel small brick structures can be seen, chambers for accessing the network of channels built to carry spring water to the reservoir when it was supplying Carmarthen with water, under the management of the Carmarthen Corporation Water Works in the late 19th C.
Nearby is the Dan-y-Coed Halt, the end of the line of the 4 mile stretch of the Gwili Railway, one of the last few stretches of functioning steam railway in the U.K. The 8 mile round trip takes you through four stations along the picturesque railway line which runs along the Afon Gwili through steeply wooded hillsides.
Carmarthen is ten minutes from the woodland, with good transport links, and all amenities available.
The boundaries of Allt Blaen-Eigiau are marked in mauve paint on wooden marker stakes, trees and fence posts.
The northern boundary is fenced and adjoins fields.
Find this wood
- OS Landranger: OS No. 145
- Grid ref: SN 381 256
- Nearest post code: SA33 6TP
- GPS coordinates: 51.9077, -4.348
From Carmarthen take the A484 north for approximately 5 miles towards Cynwyl Elfed.
After passing Carmarthen Demolition yard (known locally as Barretts) with railway sleepers on the left, look out for a white house on the left (formerly the Rock and Fountain Inn) and a small waney-edge timber clad shed just beyond it, with a Woodlands for Sale sign on it, and the entrance gate is immediately between the two, on the left.
Turn in carefully and enter the code into the gate lock and wait for the gate to open automatically. It will also close again automatically. (Please contact local manager before your visit for the code).
After a short distance you will come to a locked gate. Please park on the left here, without blocking the track or the adjacent driveway and continue on foot.
Follow the track straight ahead and up the hill (passing a gate on the left hand side of the track-ignore this)The track will level off and fork into three; the left continuing to a gate, the middle continuing as a footpath along the Afon Cwm Tawel (also a public footpath) and the right fork continuing up hill. Take the right fork and follow it up the hill and then around a hairpin bend. Continue round the bend and along the track until it forks again - take the upper left fork where you will see a ride stop with a wooden name board and a Woodlands for Sale sign marking the entrance to Allt Blaen Eigiau.
Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.
Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.
Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.
These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.