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Deer on grassland in the Dinefwr deer park, with the sun shining through bare branches of trees on top of a hillock to the left
A clear evening at the Dinefwr deer park | © National Trust/Grant Hyatt
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‘Capability’ Brown walk at Dinefwr

The path you'll follow on this walk was designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown when he visited Dinefwr in 1775. As well as views of the park and house framed by specimen trees, you might catch sight of some of the fallow deer that live here.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Car park at Dinefwr Park, grid ref: SN615224

Step 1

From the car park follow the driveway up past the front gates of Newton House. Go through the metal gate across the drive. To the right, back towards the town of Llandeilo, you'll see the outer park where the White Park cattle graze for much of the year.

Step 2

Carry on up the drive and through the wooden fence line, then turn left. Instead of following the sign to the ice house, head straight on and go through the gate into the deer park. Follow the brown path through the woods, stopping at the breaks in the trees below you to admire the different views of the park.

Step 3

Follow the path through the woods down to the millpond. Look out for the herd of fallow deer that roam the park.

Step 4

Go out of the metal gate and turn across the bridge between the millpond and the pump house below. The waterwheel in the pump house was used to send drinking water from a spring on the flood plain up to Newton House.

Step 5

Follow the track around the millpond and out onto Castle Field.

Step 6

The walk suggested by 'Capability' Brown went along the ridge above the field, passing the castle. You can take a detour here to go up to the castle and admire the views over the Tywi Valley. Otherwise, follow the track round to the left, through two gates, and back up to the car park.

End point

Car park at Dinefwr Park, grid ref: SN615224

Trail map

Capability Brown, Dinefwr walk map
Capability Brown, Dinefwr walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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