CASTELL CARREG CENNEN
Towy Valley, Carmarthenshire
This is a four and a half mile circular walk in the countryside around one of West Wales' best loved castles. Carreg Cennen which dates from the 13th century towers above the Towy Valley, and is home to the rare breed longhorn cattle of Castle Farm. The terrain covered includes farmland, country lanes and woodland paths.
There is a pub in the nearby village of Trap and tea rooms, craft shop and toilets within the castle site. Please note that entrance to the castle itself costs £4.00 for adults and £3.50 for children & OAP's.
The woodland surrounding the castle is a local nature reserve with abundant growths of oak ash, hazel, hawthorn and holly. The limestone cliffs supporting the castle are home to some rare plant species including chives and spiked speedwell.
The terrain can be wet in places and has one steep descent which can be slippery in the wet. We would recommend wearing at least a stout pair of walking shoes or preferably hiking boots.