GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


4 miles (6 km)

This market town in the Cambrian Mountains has some nice riverside walks along the River Towy and River Bran to try. This circular walk takes you along the river before exploring the woodland and countryside to the south of the town.
The walk starts at the train station in the town centre. The station is on theHeart of Wales Line42 miles (68km) north east ofSwanseaand is located at Tywi Avenue. From here you can follow footpaths north west to the river and then turn south along the riverside path which also runs along the golf course.
The path then leaves the river and heads east, crossing the River Bran, around Cwm-Rhuddan. You then follow some woodland trails north before returning to the town around Afon Bran at Llandovery Castle. The 13th century castle ruins occupy a knoll overlooking theRiver Towywith nice views of the surrounding countryside.
After exploring the castle you head through the town centre before returning to the train station where the route finishes.
The town is also located in the west of the Brecon Beacons where you can find lots of good walking trails. If you head a few miles to the south east you can visit the lovely Usk Reservoir. There's a nice cycling and walking trail running round the reservoir where you can also look out for Red Kites.
Another nice idea is to catch the train north and visit the Cynghordy Viaduct. The impressive grade II listed 18-arch viaduct carries the route across the Afon Bran valley on a gentle curve.
Also not to far away are the lakes of Llyn y Fan Fach and Llyn Brianne.

Llandovery OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llandovery Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Bluebell Inn is located on the High Street does good food and has a nice garden to sit out in on warmer days. You can find it at postcode SA20 0PU for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

About 10 miles south west of the town you will find the interesting town of Llandeilo where there's some lovely trails through Dinefwr Park. Near here there's also Gelli Aur Country Park. The park surrounds the Golden Grove mansion and includes a deer park, peacocks, views of the Tywi Valley and an aboretumwith some fine specimen trees.
To the north there's the peaceful little village of Rhandirmwyn where you can explore the interesting old lead mines, the River Towy Valley and the local woods.
Near the Usk Reservoir to the east, you can pick up the Epynt Way. This shared cycling and walking trail takes you around Mynydd Epynt in the MOD's Sennybridge Army Training Area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cambrian Mountains Walks and the Brecon Beacons Walks page.


Rail bridge over Towy river at Llandovery - - 529664

Rail bridge over Towy river at Llandovery. The Heart of Wales line crosses the Towy here on its way north into Llandovery. Taken from the pebble shore upstream of the bridge on the town side of the river.

Llandovery Castle - - 987511

Part of the ruined walls of Llandovery Castle with some of the rooftops of the town in the background.

Llandovery golf course - - 529668

Llandovery golf course. A public footpath runs right along the edge of the golf course where it borders with the river. This shot is taken from the north boundary with the sports ground. The structure in the tree line is the stand at the Drovers RFC across the railway line.

Afon Bran at Llandovery - - 1217636

Afon Bran at Llandovery. The eastern edge of the town, behind the castle, with the Afon Bran, below its confluence with the Afon Gwydderig, flowing south shortly to join the Afon Tywi. There is a fourth river, Y Bawddwr, running through the town: not surprising then that Llandovery means 'The Church Amidst The Waters' (A 'llan' is a church enclosure and 'ymlith-y-dyfroedd' means amidst the waters.) Image taken from the castle mound.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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