Allt Foel-fawr £139,000 Freehold
- Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
- 16 acres
- West and South Wales and Herefordshire
Ride stop entrance for Allt Foel-fawr
Entrance track leading to turning circle
Marker stake on the southern boundary
View across the valley looking northwards
Another view into the wood
Large oaks amongst the young
View into the south eastern part of wood
Lots of young growth
Track leading to Allt Foel-fawr
View out from the track
Another view into the wood
Mossy mound with fern and honeysuckle
Vaccinium myrtillus or bilberry
Turn right at this gate and look for small woodlands arrows
Main gate to Cwm Tawel please park up here
Look for this shed turn in here and call for gate combination code
Allt Foel-fawr is a rugged sloped woodland landscape with spectacular autumn colour and acid green fuzz emerging on the oak in the spring. It covers varied terrain including some steep slopes, particularly west side of the track, down to the stream which cuts along the valley bottom defining the western boundary of the woodland. It runs briskly throughout the year, always good for attracting wildlife and useful for campers. For regular access, it might be useful to create some woodland steps down from the track which would make navigating the route down to the stream easier.
Above the track, the gradient is not so steep but climbs nonethless up to the south eastern boundary which is mainly fenced and looks onto adjoining fields and the eastern boundary also partly fenced and adjoins more woodland and fields.
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.
The predominant species here is oak, with rowan, birch, sycamore, and hazel also present. Many species of fern thrive throughout, and bramble in parts, as well as vaccinium in the upper reaches of the woodland, all combining to provide good cover for birds and other wildlife.
There are many wildflowers here too; yellow pimpernel, herb-Robert, stately foxglove and cranesbill and lots of honeysuckle winding its way through the trees.
The quantity of birdlife here with accompanying song is fabulous, and woodpecker can be heard drilling for grubs. The wood warbler's distinctive call has been heard, and the song thrush - and there have been sightings of chiffchaff, blackbird, robin and wren.
Red kite are commonly seen circling above the woodland.
The stream is a great asset for wildlife and runs along the bottom of the valley, forming Allt Foel Fawr's western boundary.
Access, tracks and footpaths
The first sections of the shared access tracks are easily accessible to a two wheel drive vehicle, with the main entrance opening directly off the main road; however the last part of the tracks up to Allt Foel-fawr are in part steep and also narrow and only suitable for a four wheel drive vehicle.
There are no public footpaths through Allt Foel-fawr.
A public footpath runs through neighbouring woodlands Coed Rhydymarchog, Coed Telor and Allt Gorllewin and then continues down through neighbouring woodland to the main gate.
Great opportunities for bird and nature watching here and a great opportunity for getting super fit climbing up and down those slopes..!
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.
The boundaries of Allt Foel-fawr are marked in mauve paint on wooden marker stakes, trees and fence posts.
The western boundary is defined by the stream.
Find this wood
- OS Landranger: OS No. 145
- Grid ref: SN 389 256
- Nearest post code: SA33 6TP
- GPS coordinates: 51.9056, -4.3412
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 the Rock and Fountain Inn (a white building) on the left and a small waney-edge timber clad shed just beyond, 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 and a pull in parking area on the left of the track. Please park here, without blocking the gate (or the access track up to Cwm Tawel Lodge please), 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) until the track bends to the left and you come to a third (unlocked) gate with a Woodland for Sale sign on it. (On your right here, you will see a yellow public footpath marker indicating where the public footpath heads west, along the north bank of the Afon Nant Cwm-tawel.)
Continue through the gate and follow the MIDDLE track straight ahead, not the track to the right.
Continue along this track, up the slope and just before the entrance to Cwm Adar directly ahead of you, take the track to your left and follow up the hill. After a short distance you will see a track forking off to the left. Take this left turn and follow the track all the way for quite some distance until its very end. The track terminates at the entrance to Allt Foel Fawr, marked with a ridestop, a wooden name board and a Woodlands for Sale sign.
PLEASE NOTE: The postcode SA33 6TP takes you about 0.9 miles further along the A484 so, if coming from the south, look out for the entrance before being told you have reached your destination.
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.