GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Brechfa Forest Walks and Mtb

7 miles (12 km)

Enjoy miles of footpaths and mountain bike trails in this super forest in Carmarthenshire. There are three colour coded mountain bike trails of varying difficulty. The green/blue Derwen trail is great for novices looking for an introduction to the sport. The red Gorlech trail is a hard, fast, all weather surface suitable for the more experienced rider. The black Raven trail is a real test of your skills and is receiving great reviews from experienced enthusiasts of the sport.
Walkers are catered for with a number of well laid out circular walks taking you through the peaceful forest and into the wider countryside.
The forest is located near to Abergorlech, Brechfa, and Llanybydder.
To continue your walking head east to Abergorlech where you can enjoy a riverside walk through the Cothi Valley and explore the wonderful ruins of the 12th century Talley Abbey.


SA32 7RD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Brechfa Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Brechfa Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Forest Arms is handily located in the village of Brechfa and a fine choice for some refreshments after your exercise. It has a wonderful interior with several different themed rooms with open fires, low beams and interesting old photos and artefacts on the walls. The inn has also had several famous fishing visitors including Dylan Thomas, The King of Saudi Arabia, and George Bernard Shaw who took advantage of the stretch of the River Cothi which was at that time, part of the Business. If the weather is good you can sit out in the lovely beer garden which is surrounded by trees and located right next to the pretty Brechfa Park. You can find the pub in the ancient village opposite the Church and next to the Community Play Park. Postcode for your sat navs is SA32 7RD.

Dog Walking

There's miles of trails ideal for dog walking in the forest so you're bound to see other owners on your visit. The Forest Arms pub mentioned above is also dog friendly in the bar area.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The forest is located close to Dinefwr Park which sits on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in Llandeilo. Here you'll find a 12th-century Welsh castle, the historic house, the 18th-century landscaped park and the medieval deer 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.
A few miles north east of Llandeilo there's the climb to the viewpoint and two Iron Age Hill Forts on Garn Goch.
The forest is also not far from the town of Carmarthen where you can pick up the Welsh Coast Path and enjoy some wonderful sea views.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Brechfa Forest - - 304959

Brechfa Forest

Forest track in Brechfa Forest - - 1352295

Forest track in Brechfa Forest

Cwm Gorlech, Fforest Brechfa - Cwm Gorlech, Brechfa Forest - - 1087634

Looking over the River Gorlech which is out of sight in the trees.

Llanllawddog, Brechfa Forest - - 1171796

This is the westernmost extremity of the Brechfa Forest and the Forestry Commission Wales has been clear felling this slope. It must have been quite awkward for the heavy machinery used to move the timber.

Extreme bike trail at Byrgwm bach. - - 1317296

Extreme bike trail at Byrgwm bach.

Extreme bike raven trail park. - - 1317322

Extreme bike raven trail car park.

Rhyd Nant y Ffin Ford - - 4075179

Rhyd Nant y Ffin Ford. Walkers carefully making their way across the ford.

Sheep graze above valley. - - 1337608

Sheep graze above valley. An open space with good countryside views.


GPS Files

GPX File

Brechfa Forest.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Brechfa Forest.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)