Walking

Walking trail

Miner’s Way trail at Dolaucothi

Walking trail

Retrace the steps of gold miners through the ages, from the mine entrances used by the Romans to the remains of the crushing mill used in the 1930s. See some great views and unusual plants along the way.

Dolaucothi mine yard through the trees

Map

Map route for Miner's Way trail at Dolaucothi

Start:

Dolaucothi Gold Mines car park, grid ref: SN662403

1

Below you on the right you'll see the entrance to a Roman mine shaft, or adit.

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2

Cross the road through the gate opposite and follow the track through the woods. This will take you through some of the oldest mine workings at Dolaucothi, used by the Romans to extract gold to send back to the Imperial Mint.

3

Take the steps to the right of the winding shed leading out of the mineyard.

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4

Go through the gate into the hay meadow.

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5

When you come out onto the track, go over the stile into the field ahead, where you will see the remains of a 'crushing shed'.

6

Go over a second stile back onto the track. Follow the road down until you reach the junction. Turn right at the junction.

7

Follow the trail. It leads you through the remains of the miners’ bunk houses or barracks, built in the 1930s.

8

Go right and follow the path till it joins the old drovers’ road.

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9

If you look down to your left you’ll see into the mine yard at Dolaucothi. Follow the waymark down the steps and explore the 1930s machinery.

End:

Dolaucothi Gold Mines, grid ref: SN662403

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Miner’s Way trail at Dolaucothi

Terrain

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

Dogs on leads welcome.

Miner’s Way trail at Dolaucothi

Contact us

Miner’s Way 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, visit Traveline Cymru

Miner’s Way 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