by Hannah Craven
Planning a hiking holiday in Carmarthenshire? You might want to spend an afternoon on the scenic Llanllwni Mountain.
More of a rolling hill than what you may imagine as a mountain, Llanllwni Mountain has plenty of history spanning as far back as the pre-historic. Human activity on the mountain was predominantly more widespread during the Bronze Age and the Post-Medieval periods. Today the mountain offers splendid views of the surrounding countryside – the Preseli Hills and the Brecon Beacons can be seen on clear days from near the summit.
Curious to find out more? Here’s our guide to a day out on Llanllwni Mountain…
Llanllwni Mountain (or Mynydd Llanllwni to the locals) is an excellent area for walkers and cyclists. With its vibrant heathland and panoramic views across the surrounding valleys, it’s a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic in the sunshine. It’s not much of a tourist trap either, so you can enjoy peace and quiet if that’s what you prefer! Before you get to the top, you’ll get the chance to stroll through ancient oak woodland in Brechfa Forest and along the River Cothi – a haven for all sorts of wildlife and a great location for a spot of fly fishing.
The mountain has also been recognised as a Dark Sky Discovery Site, which means you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the stunning night sky from the top (and even the car park, if you don’t fancy walking anywhere in the dark!).
You can even find evidence of the mountain’s rich history – a number of Neolithic burial mounds can be seen along the way.
Places to eat nearby include Y Talardd in Llanllwni or The Belle a little further along the A485 at Aber-Giar.
If you’re planning a visit to the scenic Llanllwni Mountain, this lovely cottage is less than an hour’s drive away in Efailwen. Sarnau accommodates up to 10 guests across its five bedrooms, offering plenty of space for the whole family to unwind. It’s also close to the Preseli Hills, a popular walking destination in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Discover the natural beauty of Wales from one of our delightful Carmarthenshire holiday cottages. Whether you’re looking for a cosy cottage for two or a spacious family home, we’ve got plenty of lovely retreats for you to choose from. Take a look and start planning your next break away today!
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