SOLD: Cwm Adar (Bird Hill) £35,000 Freehold


Cwm Adar is set on a steep slope which affords it wonderful views out across the valley to the forested south facing slopes opposite. The east west orientation of this river valley with the Nant Cwm-tawel running through it, means with the sun rising at its eastern end and travelling overhead to set in the west, benefits the woodland with sunlight all the day long. The grassy verges of the tracks intersecting and giving access to the various reaches of the larger woodland known as Cwm Tawel, of which Cwm Adar is a part, and the presence of several streams and springs provide fabulous habitat for many different species of butterfly feeding off the wildflowers which thrive here.

A fairly steep track leads up into Cwm Adar culminating in a large level area cut into the hillside providing a great space for camping, either with or without camper van. Surrounded above and below by trees and the cacophony of bird song, really makes for a feeling of peaceful retreat, but in reality only twenty minutes from Carmarthen.

A steep zigzag down from the camping plateau, or perhaps more easily accessed from the bottom of the track is a stream which runs downs the western boundary; great fun for kids and of course useful for camping as well as being such an asset for wildlife.

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 good variety of broadleaf here, both mature and young growth. In the upper reaches of the wood oak is the predominant species, along with silver birch, and some fabulous mature beech trees at the highest part of the woodland on its southern boundary.

A good understory of holly and hazel with sapling growth of birch, oak and ash in good quantity.


There is abundant birdlife here, as well as many species of butterfly enjoying the habitat provided by the wildflowers growing alongside the open aspects of the tracks and streams.


A bench set in the large level hard standing area is a great place to take in the views and listen to the birdsong.

The lovely burbling stream running down several stony cascades is most easily accessed from the bottom of the woodland.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Gated access, opened with a code via a keypad, leads directly off the A484 onto excellent stoned access tracks shared with other woodland owners. These take you to the base of the private track into Cwm Adar. The steepness of this last section of private track may make access to the wood only possible for four wheel drive vehicles all year round.

A public footpath runs through the larger woodland known as Cwm Tawel following the course of the Nant Cwm-tawel, but does not run through Cwm Adar itself. It is accessible though for those who would like to utilise the footpath for walking in the area.


Golf enthusiasts could hop over the fence on Cwm Adar's southern boundary and enjoy a few rounds at the Carmarthen Golf Club...if they were members..

Local area and history

Minutes away from Cwm Adar 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

Wood map

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 383 254
  • Nearest post code: SA33 6TP
  • GPS coordinates: 51.9039, -4.3504

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 the Rock and Fountain Inn (a white building) on the left and a small waney-edge timber clad shed just beyond, 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 gate, 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 marker indicating where the 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 fairly steep hill and the entrance to Cwm Adar is directly ahead.

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

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.

Hilltop woodland with wonderful views out over forest canopy, filled with birdsong.

Managed by Tamsin and Matt Brown

Telephone: 07956 256101

Telephone: 07950 379533

Email: [email protected]