Home Newsletter Locations Diary
Topic Alpha County Sections By

Travellers Resource

Allt Rhyd y Groes Nature Reserve


Location Guide

An oak woodland on a steep slope on the side of a valley carved out by a glacier. A generally damp atmosphere encourages growth of mosses and lichens, some of which are quite rare.

Much of the woodland has had grazing animals excluded from it since the 1960's which has allowed a rowan-dominated shrub layer to develop well.

Outside the woodland, and on the steepest parts in particular, open rocky areas support small tracts of heather and scrub woodland.

The small meadows are rich in wild flowers.

A wide variety of woodland and upland birds may be heard or seen in this area.

The village of Ystradffin (SA20 0PG) is less than a mile away, and Cynghordy Viaduct (SA20 0LN) is around 5 miles away.

Location: Allt Rhyd y Groes, Nature Reserve, Camarthenshire

Grid Reference: SN788467 Ceremonial County: Carmarthenshire

Map Link: Multimap

Aerial photo:

Getting there: From the A40 at Llandovery take the A483 turn left onto Cil-y-cwm Road and follow the road to the village.

Other Useful Websites: A link to places of interest nearby
Postcode: SA20 0XX Telephone:
Opening Times: All year


Nearby Locations:
Other Location Pages:
Other Relevant Pages:







Please let us know any other information that we can add to the Grid(s) or page and any errors that you discover. Before making a long trip to any location it is always wise to double check the current information, websites like magazines may be correct at the time the information is written, but things change and it is of course impossible to double check all entries on a regular basis. If you have any good photographs that you feel would improve the illustration of this page then please let us have copies. In referring to this page it is helpful if you quote both the Page Ref and Topic or Section references from the Grid below. To print the planning grid select it then right click and print the selected area.

Please submit information on locations you discover so that this system continues to grow.


By: Tracey Park Section: Nature Reserves Key:
Page Ref: allt_rhyd_y_groes Topic: Nature  Last Updated: 07/2009


This page:

Link directly to this page, with text or the button on right.

Text linking: Allt-Rhyd-y-Groes Nature Reserve on Photographers Resource

Linking Instructions                            http://www.photographers-resource.co.uk/

Photographers Resource, all the information for the photographer