Walking

Walking trail

Estate trail at Dolaucothi

Walking trail

This trail takes you to the highest spot on the Dolaucothi estate. It has some spectacular views and you could catch a glimpse of a red squirrel or pine marten on your journey.

Vew of the Dolaucothi countryside

Map

Map route for estate trail at Dolaucothi

Start:

Dolaucothi Gold Mines car park, grid ref: SN662403

1

Start at the Dolaucothi Gold Mines car park. Cross the road to begin your journey on the Dolaucothi estate trail.

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2

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

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3

Cross the bridge. This is a lovely spot to stop for a picnic.

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4

Walk along the walled garden and continue to follow the red waymarkers.

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5

Enter the field and bear right to the top of the field where the woodland begins.

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6

Walk through the woodland. Running alongside this beautiful path is the stream that once powered a saw-mill situated near Dolaucothi farm/mansion.

7

Climb to the trig point which gives a superb view over the Cothi valley. This is the highest point on the estate at 308yd (282m) (which means there is a bit of a climb to the top).

8

Walk along the old railway.

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9

See the visitor centre in Pumsaint. The old Coach House is now a visitor and red kite centre containing more history about the village and estate.

End:

Dolaucothi Gold Mines, grid ref: SN662403

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Estate trail at Dolaucothi

Terrain

Steep climb, sloping grass and woodland paths, stoned tracks and country lanes.

Dogs on leads welcome.

Estate trail at Dolaucothi

Contact us

Estate trail at Dolaucothi

How to get here

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

Station at Llanwrda (8miles/12.8km), see Traveline Cymru for details.

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, see Traveline Cymru for details.

Estate trail at Dolaucothi

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