SOLD: Coed Rhydymarchog £39,000 Freehold


It's a fairly long meander up to Coed Rhydymarchog but at the top of the hill, as you find yourself amongst the tree canopy, the birdsong and the background babble of the stream is a wonderful thing. The slopes below the woodland are fairly steep, but within Coed Rhydymarchog it levels out somewhat, and there are flat pockets at various levels throughout the woodland.

A public footpath runs along the inside of Coed Rhydymarchog's western boundary, adjacent to the golf course, and a kissing gate at the south western point of the woodland is the exit/entrance point for the footpath where it continues onwards across the golf course. Within the woodland, it crosses the neighbouring woodland Coed Telor, and continues downhill through other neighbouring woodlands until joining the main access track, near the entrance gate.

At the south western corner of Coed Rhydymarchog there is a picturesque area, grassy and ferny underfoot, dotted with gnarly beech and oak. This would make a lovely area, level and sheltered, for camping, birdwatching or other woodland activities.

The stream runs down through the middle of the woodland, through a fairly steep gully.

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 in Coed Rhydymarchog is oak. Along the old earth banks which divide parts of the north-western end of the woodland are lines of mature oak, markers for old boundaries, and a lovely mature beech in a couple of places. Mature oak line the southern boundary along the golf course. Further into the woodland, following the path along the western boundary you'll come across a statuesque sycamore, and within the woodland, amongst these more mature specimens, is a healthy understory including holly and hazel. Some of the hazel, overstood coppice stools, have grown on to quite a large size and perhaps could be restored to some extent. Even an intermittent thinning provides useful hazel poles for garden, woodland or household use.

There is also wild bilberry, bramble, fern and wildflowers, including ancient woodland indicators such as oxalis underfoot and honeysuckle twines through trees.


A water source, broadleaf woodland and a predominance of oak are all hugely attractive to wildlife and the clamour of bird song here certainly reflects that. The familiar robin, wren and blackbird are seen and heard; also chiff chaff and wood warbler with its distinctive call, as well as the unmistakable knocking of the woodpecker. Overhead, red kites are regularly seen circling on the thermals.


A good sized stream springs just inside the south western boundary and cuts through the woodland, down a fairly steep gully before meeting the track which makes up Coed Rhydymarchog's northern boundary, continuing under the track, through a culvert.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A public footpath enters Coed Rhydymarchog at its south western point and then runs all the way along the inside of its fenced western boundary, before crossing the eastern tip of neighbouring woodland Coed Telor, and continuing downhill through Allt Gorllewin to the meet the main access track at the bottom of the valley, near the main entrance gate to Cwm Tawel.

The first sections of the shared vehicle 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 Coed Rhydymarchog are in part steep and also narrow and only suitable for a four wheel drive vehicle.


A lovely woodland for camping and wildlife watching.

Local area and history

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.

Carmathen Golf Course borders Coed Rhydymarchog on its southern boundary and can be accessed via the public footpath, so quick round anyone....?

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 388 253
  • Nearest post code: SA33 6TP
  • GPS coordinates: 51.903, -4.345

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 here, without blocking the track or the adjacent driveway and continue over the gate 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 a 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 hill and round to the left. Just before the entrance to Cwm Adar directly ahead of you, take the track to your left, up the hill. After a short distance uphill, take the track which forks off to the left and continue along for some distance until it bends round to the right and widens into a turning circle. The entrance to Coed Rhydymarchog is just off to the right of the circle, marked with a wooden name board 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.

Hill-top broadleaf woodland with some lovely specimen oak and sycamore and a steep stream gully.

Managed by Tamsin and Matt Brown

Telephone: 07956 256101

Telephone: 07950 379533

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