SOLD: Allt y Bedw (Birch Hill) £25,000 Freehold


A small mixed broadleaf woodland situated near the small village of Pentrecagal. The wood has two quarries, with one being the entrance into the wood. Once in the wood, towards the left you will find a few stone steps which take you up onto the bank of the quarry and into the rest of the wood. Some of the best areas, including some clearings and flat areas, can be found above and between the two quarries. The wood is designated as Ancient Woodland. This means that it has been continuously wooded for at least the last 400 years.

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.


Allt y Bedw is a broadleaf woodland with a variety of species. Despite its name, Birch Hill, birch is not the most common species within the wood, and you will find ash, oak, beech, young holly, and some impressive beech trees.


There are some signs of recent badger activity with a few holes spotted around the wood.


There is a lovely handmade bench positioned in the main quarry. This position offers the most seclusion within the quarry and could be a great area for camping and as a central base for conducting woodland activities. Spotted throughout the woodland were several types of fungi and some rather striking fungi growing out of a tree.

Access, tracks and footpaths

There is good access into the wood with plenty of space to park in front of the gate at the entrance. There is also space within the quarry to park, and turn a vehicle around. There is a public footpath that runs through the wood. However, this appears to have not been used for quite some time.

Local area and history

A couple of miles away you will find the National Wool Museum in Drefach Felindre, which was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry. The museum is housed in one of the 24 mills that used to operate in this village.

The lovely town of Newcastle Emlyn is also a couple of miles away. There you will find the ruins of the town’s castle which was blown up with gunpowder in 1645 during the English civil war. The town also has several shops, pubs and eateries including the award-winning Indian restaurant Yasmins.

Wood maps

Wood map


The northern boundary runs along the roadside, with stakes at either end. The eastern boundary runs downhill and is marked by one of the roadside stakes. The western end of the southern boundary runs along the edge of the bank on top of the quarry, and then cuts across on the remains of an old earth bank up to a fence line. The remainder of the southern boundary is a fence line. The boundaries are further indicated by red paint on fence posts, stakes and trees.

These plans and particulars were prepared by George Patey.

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 342 404
  • Nearest post code: SA38 9HU
  • GPS coordinates: 52.0374, -4.41848

Location map


Coming from the A48 heading into Carmarthen.

At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit along the A40.

At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit.

Continue along the dual carriageway, then at the next roundabout take the 1st exit signposted Lampeter A485.

At the roundabout take the 1st exit signposted West Wales Hospital.

At the roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Newcastle Emlyn.

Continue for 16 miles, staying on the A484, and the wood will be on your left.

Coming from Pembrokeshire or the west coast of Wales,

head towards Newcastle Emlyn.

Leaving Newcastle Emlyn, stay on the A484 for 2 miles.

The wood will be on your right.

If using a Sat Nav, the nearest post code is SA38 9HU. Alternatively, the coordinates for the entrance to the wood are: 52.037436,-4.418480

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

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.

A small mixed broadleaf woodland with two small quarries near the town of Newcastle Emlyn.

Managed by Tamsin and Matt Brown

Telephone: 07956 256101

Telephone: 07950 379533

Email: [email protected]