Afan Forest Park – Visitor Centre, near Port Talbot
Main starting point for mountain bike and walking...
Cwm Rhaeadr Forest is in the peaceful Tywi valley.
Cwm Rhaeadr means “valley of the waterfall” in Welsh and you can enjoy views of the highest waterfall in Carmarthenshire on the Waterfall Walk.
There is also a short accessible woodland trail and a mountain bike trail for experienced riders.
The woodland has a variety of trees from huge conifers to native broadleaved trees and there are carpets of bluebells in spring.
The picnic area is set amongst tall conifer trees next to the car park and there are great views from the picnic tables.
The walking trails are waymarked from start to finish.
Look out for the information panel at the start of the trail.
Find out about walking trail grades.
This woodland trail goes past a variety of different trees including huge Douglas firs planted in the 1940s.
It passes by a small pond with a short boardwalk over the water - look out for dragonflies here in summer.
This trail sets off through the woodland and soon goes alongside the river.
About halfway round there are views towards the waterfall pouring down the mountain.
There are also views of the valley and the surrounding hills from the trail.
All our mountain bike trails are waymarked from start to finish and have been graded for difficulty.
At the start of the trail there is an information panel – please read this before setting off.
The Cwm Rhaeadr mountain bike trail is waymarked and starts from the car park.
This trail may be short but it offers singletrack riding, a descent over a rocky ridge and stunning views over the valley and waterfall.
We want you to return home safely after your visit here.
You are responsible for your own safety as well as the safety of any children and animals with you during your visit.
For advice and tips to help you plan your visit here go to Visiting our places safely.
See the top of this webpage for details of any planned closures or other changes to visitor facilities here.
For your safety, always follow instructions from staff and signs including those for trail diversions or closures.
We may divert or close trails whilst we undertake maintenance work or other operations and we may need to close other visitor facilities temporarily.
In extreme weather, we may close facilities at short notice due to the risk of injury to visitors and staff.
Cwm Rhaeadr Forest is 6 miles north of Llandovery.
It is in the county of Carmarthenshire.
Cwm Rhaeadr Forest is on Ordnance Survey (OS) Explorer map 187.
The OS grid reference for the car park is SN 765 422.
From Llandovery follow signs to Cilycwm.
Then follow the sign towards Llyn Brianne Reservoir for 2 miles and the car park is on the left.
The nearest mainline railway station is in Cynghordy.
For details of public transport visit the Traveline Cymru website.
Car parking is free of charge.
Overnight parking is not permitted.
There are no staff at this location.
Contact our customer team for general enquiries during office hours, Monday to Friday.