Cost: £25 per person on scheduled walks
The timings of this walk provide the opportunity for walkers to catch the train from Llandovery Station (or elsewhere) to Cynghordy Station and walk back to Llandovery to make onward connections/journeys.
This is one of the sections of the Heart of Wales Line Trail which is a recognised recreational route, developed by volunteers in 2017 to create a long distance route linking stations along the line. The 141 mile route runs from Craven Arms in Shropshire all the way to Llanelli in Swansea. It enables walkers to use the train to access routes and has been very successful in bringing leisure passengers onto this much-loved rural line. The line crosses the iconic Cynghordy Viaduct but please note the viaduct does not feature on this particular route. It features on the route from Llanwrtyd to Cynghordy.
From the pretty station gardens at Cynghordy it climbs initially along country lanes and under the railway line. It crosses fields and a small ford with a footbridge before heading along more lanes heading south. There are hills but they are long, slow climbs. The views of the Brecon Beacons in the distance are breath-taking and the oak lined lanes are so quiet it’s easy to forget about the potential of traffic.
Nearer to Llandovery the route passes through more farms and farmland and you get a real sense of the drovers who must have passed along these lanes with their livestock in previous centuries. After passing through wooded valleys the final section route is from the grade 1 listed Dolauhirion Bridge along the River Towy back to Llandovery.
10% of all revenue from this walk goes to support the upkeep of the trail