Sheep grazing near Myddfai

COST: £25

Length 12.3km

Total Ascent 376m

The walk starts in the historic market town of Llandovery, gateway to the Brecon Beacons. It sets off beneath the castle ruins and the striking statue of Llywelyn ap Gruffyd Fychan. On leaving the town you cross the grade 2 listed Waterloo Bridge at the confluence of the Bran and Gwydderig rivers. You then rise steadily through woodlands and onto the hills to get a birds eye view of the town, the Towy Valley and the Cambrian mountains in the far distance.

The route then takes you to Myddfai via Llwynwermod forestry and the attractive Llwynwermod Estate, where King Charles III and Camilla formerly lived when he visited Wales as The Prince of Wales. Myddfai is associated with The Physicians of Myddfai and their links to both the legend of the Lady of the Lake and the history of traditional herbal remedies. It’s a hidden treasure of a place, tucked beneath the mountains, waiting to be discovered.

After a stop in the interesting Community Hall and Shop the walk returns to Llandovery via more fields and forestry.

There are several stiles on this walk and slow, steady hills.

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