SOLD: Allt Gorllewin £35,000 Freehold


Set on a south facing slope and tucked into the cleft of the valley, Allt Gorllewin is in a position to catch the sun all day, and is fairly sheltered. The slope is steep and it's an adventurous clamber down to the stream but there is scope to zig zag a woodland path down to it with stepped sections which would make the descent or climb more easily accessible, as well as providing places from which to take in and enjoy the ferns, lichens and wildflowers along the way.

An access track leads up to a turning circle which has been created at the entrance to Allt Gorllewin, for its sole use. From here are lovely views out across to the wooded slopes opposite and to rolling hills beyond. The woodland is characterised as Ancient Semi Natural Woodland , a precious resource, and hopefully one to be protected and nurtured into the future.

Down at the valley bottom there are areas where the ground levels out along the banks of the stream. Growth is scrubby and fairly dense down here with some windblown trees. Although deadwood is valuable for woodland health, some of these could provide a source of timber for lumbering up to use to make woodland steps or platform areas by the stream for sitting and looking, spots for birdwatching, watching wildlife or perhaps for camping.

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.


A nice mix of broadleaf with a good quantity of oak, interspersed with birch, some beech and rowan with holly and hazel at understory with honeysuckle winding through.

Wild bilberry or vaccinium myrtillus is found in quantity at forest floor level, as well as wildflowers such as scarlet and yellow pimpernel, herb Robert and there are many different species of ferns throughout, as well as some interesting mosses and lichens on the rocky areas down the slopes.


A plethora of birds seen and heard here - the familiar robin, wren and blackbird; also chiff chaff and wood warbler with its distinctive call as well as the unmistakable knocking of the woodpecker.


The stream provides a wonderful feature as do the south facing views out through the broadleaf tree canopy. Spring and autumn bring an outstanding show of colour to the woodland.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access to the larger woodland Cwm Tawel is directly off the main road and the first sections of shared access track are accessible to any vehicle; however the last section of the track is narrow and we would recommend for four wheel drive vehicles only.


Allt Gorllewin provides the opportunity, with a little clearing, to make the most out of the pretty stream and create lovely woodland walks down to it. Also a nice opportunity to nurture and steward an Ancient Woodland into the future.

Local area and history

The reservoir in the valley bottom 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.

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 145
  • Grid ref: SN 388 255
  • Nearest post code: SA33 6TP
  • GPS coordinates: 51.905, -4.344

Location map


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 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) 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 waymarker indicating where the public footpath heads west, along the north bank of the Afon Nant Cwm-tawel.)

Go through this gate, following the track around to the right and take the SECOND track on the left. Follow this track for some distance, passing the entrance to Coed Danycoed on your right and continue along until it ends in the parking area for Allt Gorllewin marked with 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.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

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.

Lovely characterful little broadleaf woodland with stream running along its eastern boundary.

Managed by Tamsin and Matt Brown

Telephone: 07956 256101

Telephone: 07950 379533

Email: [email protected]