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Llandybie and Carmel nature reserve

Event Details

Restarting Events

We are restarting some events with the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Walks can once again take place in England, Scotland and Wales, and will be run in accordance with local regulations.   In most cases our walks will allow for a maximum of 30 participants, although a lower limit may be in place following an event's risk assessment.   All walks require every participant to pre-book via the website.

General information

This 7 mile approx. walk starts in the village of Llandybie.

Exploring the village we will walk past St Tybie's church and then we will inspect the impressive Victorian clock which was once used for timekeeping by workers at the now closed Cilyrychen lime quarry and has been handed back to the village.

Viewed as an innovation when first installed in the 1870s, the newly restored clock has been housed in an observatory-style building constructed specially to commemorate the village’s industrial heritage.

We leave the village through some fields to a beautiful woodland, and then on to Carmel nature reserve which is made up of ancient woodland, flower rich grassland and an impressive limestone quarry and is also the location of a Turlough or disappearing lake.

After exploring the reserve we return to Llandybie via another lovely woodland and a beautiful path alongside Nant Gwenlais a lovely stream.

There are some ups and downs on this walk including several made wooden steps and some inclines and declines in the reserve but rewarded with fabulous views from the top.

Terrain / Difficulty

Some steps, and some steep inclines in the reserve, but on good paths.

Approximate Distance

7 miles

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