Coed Lind £55,000 Freehold
- Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
- almost 5½ acres
- West and South Wales and Herefordshire
Large level area
Ride stop entrance for Coed Lind
Track leading down to turning circle
Track continues on from parking area
View out from parking spot
Rustic bench and a good spot to take the weight off
Bluebells, moss and common oak fern
View up into wood from southern boundary
An abundance of oak
View into the wood
Main track which also makes Southern boundary
Marker stake on the western boundary
Yellow speedwell and wild strawberry
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
Coed Lind is named for the linden or lime tree of which there are a few in this lovely mixed broadleaf woodland. It's not the most common species in a Welsh woodland so its nice to see, and being beloved by aphids and insects is an important habitat for birds and bats. The light canopy, south facing slope and open track through the centre of the woodland allows much dappled light through to forest floor resulting in swathes of bluebell in the spring and many other woodland wildflowers. Tiny springs irrigate mossy banks and clumps of several different ferns including male fern, hart's tongue fern, and hard fern.
The large parking area situated more or less at the midpoint of the wood offers a great position for setting up camp and from where the sights and sounds and views out across the surrounding woodland can be enjoyed.
Continuing on foot beyond the parking area, along the old forest track now somewhat overgrown, provides nice exploring for woodlanders and where you may come across the example photographed below of a type of tree growth described as a 'witch's broom' .
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, lime, birch, rowan, hazel, hawthorne and holly with ferns, wildflower and some vaccinium myrtillus or wild bilberry at ground level.
There is wonderful birdlife here and although there are no defined streams in Coed Lind, there are springs in the woodland, and the other streams and Nant Cwm-tawel running through the larger woodland, Cwm Tawel, are all a major attraction to birdlife and other wildlife.
There are lovely views out through the tree canopy across to the wooded slopes on the other side of the valley.
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 Coed Lind 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 which forms the southern boundary of Coed Lind, but not through Coed Lind itself.
A lovely peaceful woodland for birdwatching, taking in the changing seasons or camping, using the level track running throughout the length of the woodland and the large turning circle as great areas for making camp. The old forestry track continues beyond the turning circle, providing more level ground although the surface has not been improved for vehicle use beyond that point.
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 Coed Lind are marked in red paint on wooden marker stakes and trees.
The northern and southern boundaries are marked by access tracks.
Find this wood
- OS Landranger: OS No. 145
- Grid ref: SN 382 925
- Nearest post code: SA33 6TP
- GPS coordinates: 51.906, -4.352
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 lower right fork and you will see the ride stop with wooden name board and Woodlands for Sale sign marking the entrance to Coed Lind.
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.