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Gelli Aur Country Park

2 miles (2.8 km)

This lovely country park surrounds the Golden Grove mansion in Carmarthenshire.
There's a number of walking trails taking you around the woodland and parkland on the estate. Features include a deer park, roaming peacocks, fine views of the Tywi Valley and a splendid aboretumwith many champion trees. There's great facilities with a visitor centre, tea room and an education centre where you can learn all about the interesting history of the estate.
To continue your walking in the area head a couple of miles north east to visit Dinefwr Park in Llandeilo. There's much to enjoy here with a historic 12th-century Welsh castle, 18th-century landscaped park and a medieval deer park. Near here you can also enjoy a climb to the viewpoint and Iron Age Hill Forts on Garn Goch.

Postcode

SA32 8LR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Llandeilo Walk will take you to the nature reserve at Tregeyb Wood and the historic Carreg Cennen Castle. Here you can explore the grounds and enjoy fine views over the surrounding Brecon Beacons from the elevated position of the limestone precipice on which the castle sits.
To the south east is Ammanford where you can enjoy nice trails along the River Amman and pick up the Heart of Wales Line Trail.
A short driver to the north you'll find the expansive Brechfa Forest. The forest has miles of good walking trails and mountain bike trails to try. The ancient village of Brechfa is also worth exploring with its wonderful old pub. On the south eastern fringe of the forest there's Abergorlech where you can enjoy a riverside walk through the Cothi Valley and explore the wonderful ruins of the 12th century Talley Abbey.

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House at Gelli Aur Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 38291

House at Gelli Aur Country Park. The various walks pass around the house but never right up to it. This is the view from the Arboretum walk. Various maps have the house labelled as an agricultural college.

Curious Grotto at Gelli Aur Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 38287

Curious Grotto at Gelli Aur Country Park. This dark shelter is secluded at the very back of the Arboretum walk.

Peacock at Gelli Aur Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 38293

Peacocks roam the freely with the visitors. You can also walk through a deer park as well.

Trail through break in forest wall near Gelli Aur - geograph.org.uk - 195917

Trail through break in forest wall near Gelli Aur. The Gelli Aur estate has many of these walls running through the land around it. They are not the usual low agricultural boundaries designed to contain cattle, they are head height or more. They are not avidly maintained and here we see a track pass through a huge hole in one, only to become indistinct and disappear shortly afterward.

Woodland walk - Gelli Aur Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1483554

Woodland walk

Parkland view - Gelli Aur Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1483377

Parkland view. A fragment of the varied landscapes of the park.

Driveway to the house - Gelli Aur Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1483412

Driveway to the house. Some of the ancillary buildings line the drive.

Eglwys Llanfihangel Aberbythych - St Michael's Church, Gelli Aur (geograph 6569234)

Eglwys Llanfihangel Aberbythych. The previous parish Church of Llanfihangel Aberbythych (trans. St Michael's at the confluence of the Bythych stream) was demolished c1850 and replaced by the present building show in the photograph.

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