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Crychan Woods is a beautiful, dark forest covering 4,000 hectares of land between the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains in Wales.

It's a top wildlife spot for watching rare birds and amphibians.

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Visit a range of woods for animals such as Badger and Deer plus stunning song spectacles from woodland birds.

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  • If you go down to the woods today, you'll enjoy deer stalking, bird watching and woodland walks.

Crychan Woods - Visitor Guide

Address:Near Llandovery, Powys, Wales.
Postcode SA20
Telephone:Forestry Commission - Llanymddyfri Office - 01550 720394
Street map:Streetmap of Crychan Woods
Ordnance Survey:OS grid reference SN839372
Key attractions:

Wild walks. Bird watching.

Essential kit:Binoculars to watch Newts and birds. Take an O/S map with you as the Forestry Commission say that people frequently get lost - it's a big place.
Nature watching:

Bird spotting. Horse riding. Nature watching. Woodland walks. Cycling. If you would like to get involved with bird ringing, look for a ringing group near you.

Access:Variable due to uneven and sometimes hilly terrain - check with Forestry Commission before visiting.

There is no access specifically for disabled users in Crychan.
Getting there:

Take the A483 NE from Llandovery for six miles.


Turn off down an unclassified road to your right at the Glan Bran public house, and follow this for three miles.

Opening times:Open to the general public all year round.
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