GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Talley Abbey Walk

2 miles (2.6 km)

This walk explores the atmospheric ruins of the 12th century Talley Abbey in Carmarthenshire.
As well as the historic ruins there's two lovely lakes and some woodland trails to enjoy through the adjacent Talley Woods. It's a very tranquil place with facilities including free parking, a pleasant little cafe, well maintained grounds and an information boards detailing the history of the site.
You can extend the walk by following country lanes north to link up with the Abergorlech Walk. This will take you east through the lovely River Cothi Valley to the neighbouring village of Abergorlech. Here you can enjoy miles of woodland walking and cycling trails in the expansive Brechfa Forest.

Postcode

SA19 7AX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Talley Abbey OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Talley Abbey Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There is a tea room next to the site, selling a good range of refreshments including delicious cakes.

Dog Walking

The site is dog friendly and there's lots of woodland trails nearby which are ideal for a dog walk.

Photos

Talley Abbey ruins and Talley village - geograph.org.uk - 2754653

Talley Abbey ruins and Talley village. The monastery, which was founded byRhys ap Gruffyddin or about 1185, is in the care ofCadw.

Ruins of Talley Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 1448642

Ruins of Talley Abbey. The abbey was dissolved byHenry VIIIand the structure mined by the villagers for stone to build much of the present village and the chapel next to the abbey.

View of the lake from near Talley Abbey ruins - geograph.org.uk - 2754609

View of the lake from near Talley Abbey ruins. There are two abbey lakes which were used forfish farmingto support the community of monks.

St Michael's Church and the ruins of Talley Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 1448641

St Michael's Church and the ruins of Talley Abbey

Rainbow over Talley Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 611202

Rainbow over Talley Abbey

Talley Lower Lake - geograph.org.uk - 405742

Talley Lower Lake

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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