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Cwm Rhaeadr Waterfall


Picnic Location  

Cwm Rhaeadr, which means “valley of the waterfall” in Welsh, is a remote woodland and picnic area situated in the upper Tywi Valley just north of Llandovery. A visit to this area in the autumn/winter months means with more water the falls are more dramatic and the woodland colours simply stunning. Lay your picnic out on the tables near the car park beneath the Douglas Fir trees or there is a two mile waymarked walk to the falls or a shorter trail to two peaceful ponds.


Picnic tip: If you have something to celebrate dunk a bottle of fizz in the falls to chill.

How to reach: Cwm Rhaeadr is near Llandovery and is approximately one mile north of the village of Cilycwm. Car parking is free of charge.

Suggested walk: Rhandirmwyn



Nearby deli for winter picnic provisions:

La Patisserie in Llandovery is a gem of a place for hearty takeaway treats- from delicious warming savoury pasties and cawl to indulgent hot chocolate and donuts! Price: A £20 hamper for two will get you a large flask of homemade soup, a chunk of granary bread, slice of Welsh cheddar cheese, a home-baked pork pie and a scotch egg, plus a big slice of bara brith to finish.


La Patisserie, Llandovery

Where to stay:

B&B- The Drover’s is an exquisitely refurbished 17th century Grade 2 listed guest house located in the Market Square right in the centre of Llandovery. Wake up to a true welsh breakfast of Muffin with Laverbread smoked bacon and cockles and creamy scrambled eggs.

Self Catering- Basel Cottage is based in the tranquil location of Llandovery, nestled within the rolling hills of welsh countryside and sleeping up to five. The cottage is set in 17 acres of welsh countryside with woods, private garden and river which attract a wide range of wildlife.