Dolaucothi woodland trail

Walking trail

A wonderful trail for those looking for a moderately difficult walk in a beautiful woodland.

You may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of some of Britain's most elusive creatures including badgers and woodpeckers.

Family walk the woodland path at Dolaucothi


Map route for Dolaucothi woodland trail


Dolaucothi Gold Mines car park, grid ref: SN662403


Start at the car park at Dolaucothi Gold Mines; cross the road and go through the gate to start your trail.

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Follow the path. On your right you will see the beautifully tranquil Dolaucothi Estate Caravan Park.

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Cross the bridge. This is a beautiful place for a picnic.

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Walk along the walled garden.

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Follow the blue waymarkers to continue your journey on the woodland trail.

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Follow the trail though the Dolaucothi Woodland. This is a great place to stop for a break and listen out for the tapping sound of woodpeckers.

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Follow the blue waymarkers through the woodland. You may also be lucky enough to see a badger in this area. There are plenty of setts near here.

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Enjoy the view of Pumsaint village.

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Follow the trail past the old Coach House in the village of Pumsaint and continue your journey back to the Dolaucothi Gold Mine car park.

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Dolaucothi Gold Mines car park, grid ref: SN662403

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Dolaucothi woodland trail


Steepish climb, sloping grass and woodland paths, stoned tracks, slippery boardwalk, country lane.

Dogs on leads welcome.

Dolaucothi woodland trail

Contact us

Dolaucothi woodland trail

How to get here

Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Pumsaint, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, SA19 8US
By train

Station at Llanwrda (8 miles/12.8km), visit Traveline-Cymru

By road

A482 Lampeter – Llanwrda. Follow brown tourist signs to Dolaucothi Gold Mines car park, postcode SA19 8US.

By bus

Lampeter to Llandovery, bus stop in Pumsaint village, visit Traveline-Cymru

By bicycle

Off the A482 at Pumsaint between Lampeter and Llanwrda.

Dolaucothi woodland trail

Facilities and access

  • Tea-room, shop and parking at Dolaucothi Gold Mines
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • Toilet facilities at Dolaucothi Gold Mines and at the Coach House