Coed Glan-y-ffrwd £55,000 Freehold


Coed Glan-y-ffrwd nestles at valley bottom, meandering along a stretch of the Nant Cwm-tawel. The long northern and southern boundaries are formed by shared access tracks, serving neighbouring woodlands, and from these the land slopes down, gently for the most part, to meet at the Nant Cwm-tawel. They form a long v shaped valley, shrouded in green.

From the entrance at the woodlands eastern extremity, two tracks lead into Coed Glan-y-ffrwd; the left fork, marked with a ride stop with wooden name sign, takes you up a slight incline into a large level area surrounded by trees and with the stream running along the right hand side of it. This would make an ideal area to set up camp.

Taking the right track, a public footpath, takes you along the righthand bank of the river and deeper into the woodland.The stream with its shingly banks and beaches is accessible in many places, and as you wind through the woodland you will come across grasses, golden saxifrage and various ferns, some of impressive size at forest floor, honeysuckle and other wildflowers including woodland anemone, herb Robert, yellow speedwell, celandine and bluebell. There are one or two areas along the banks of the Nant Cwm-tawel, one at the base of a lovely beech tree, where the slope levels off sufficiently to accommodate another area for camping or just sitting and watching wildlife. A beautiful atmospheric woodland with lots of interest.

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.


Predominantly oak, widely spaced and of medium maturity, on both banks sloping down to the Nant Cwm-tawel. Interspersed amongst the oak, there is also beech, birch, alder and lime with intermittent thickets of holly, hazel and hawthorn forming an understory, with many ferns and various wildflowers.


Birdlife includes blackbird, wren, woodpecker, chiffchaff and robin amongst others and birdsong is loud and proud here!


The Nant Cwm-tawel runs briskly from west to east throughout the year. Level areas and shingly banks at several points along the river's length make it easily accessible and great exploring for mini woodlanders!

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access is good directly off the A484. The shared access track up to the entrance of Coed Glan-y-ffrwdd can be slippery in wet weather and winter months so four wheel drive is recommended in those conditions.

There is a public footpath running through Coed Glan-y-ffrwdd, along the northern bank of the Nant Cwm-tawel.


Coed Glan-y-ffrwd lends itself to many woodland activities - There is level ground at the entrance and in areas along the river which could be suited to setting up a place for making camp, or for bushcraft activities.

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.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries of Coed Glan-y-ffrwd are marked in orange paint on wooden marker stakes and trees.

The northern, southern and eastern boundaries are formed by the shared access tracks.

Find this wood


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 145
  • Grid ref: SN 385 255
  • Nearest post code: SA33 6TP
  • GPS coordinates: 51.905, -4.352

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.

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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). At the top of this long incline the track splits into three- the left fork takes you to a third gate, the mid fork leads to the entrance to Coed Glan-y-ffrwd, the right fork continues uphill to neighbouring woodland. The entrance to Coed Glan-y-ffrwd is marked by a ride stop with a wooden name sign and a Woodlands for Sale sign.

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.

A long stretch of broadleaf woodland running along the valley bottom, taking in both sides of the Nant Cwm-tawel.

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