Thanks to Tracey for these pictures taken in Crychan Forest.
This is advance warning that as part of our ongoing co-operation with Dyfed Powys Police, all barriers in Halfway forest & part of Crychan (north of the Cynghordy to Tirabad road) will be closed over the weekend commencing Friday 5th July, before reopening again on Monday 8th. This includes barriers on unclassified roads.
All car parks at Halfway, Brynffo, Esgair Fwyog and Cefn Farm are open as usual.
In case of an emergency, in addition to our own staff, the Police also have keys for access.
The Crychan Forest Association (CFA) has worked with Natural Resources Wales to introduce a new walking trail in Crychan Forest from the Cefn Farm car park.
The trail crosses the Afon Crychan and the CFA has collaborated with Natural Resources Wales by purchasing the materials used in the construction of a footbridge. NRW has installed the bridge and the new trail is now open.
The trail is about 2.5 miles long and a leisurely walk will take about 1.5 hours.
Cefn Farm Information Panel (2.2 MiB)
Cefn Farm Walk Map (1.3 MiB)
Cefn Farm Walking trail GPX file (35.2 KiB)
NRW have reported that the Cwm Dulais Trail (11) from Cefn Farm Car Park is blocked by fallen trees between post 88 and post 89.
It has also been reported that there are fallen trees between post 113 & post 115 on the Cwar Cerrig Trail (8) and between post 20 & post 22 on the Cwm Crychan Trail (10).
The new sign boards are in place at Halfway and the posts on the walking trail have been refreshed with new markers.
The Nant y Dresglen Trail at Halfway is a circular route which winds through the trees, never going far from the waters of Nant y Dresglen. The route is 2.2 miles with a shorter option.
There will be new boards and signed walking routes at the Crychan Forest car parks at Cefn Farm, Esgair Fwyog and Brynffo.
There are many other trials in Crychan Forest and Halfway for walkers, cyclist and horse riders. These can be found on the Crychan Forest Association website.
AGM to be held on Wednesday 11th July 2018 at 7:30 pm at Llandovery Station Cafe.
NRW have closed the Trail in Crychan at posts 179, 113 and 115 due to felling.
This effects Horse Riding Trail 8 Cwar Cerrig the extension the Cwm Dulais trail from Cefn Farm.
There are a large amount of windblown trees at the top of Halfway (near waymarker 144) blocking the trail. Just what we needed after Decembers storms!
NRW harvesting teams are currently working on the site so the trail will be closed for a couple of weeks.
All the trails in Halfway Forest and the 2 small trails near Cefn Farm car park have been cleared of fallen trees and branches.
Natural Resources Wales are working to open up the rest of Crychan. It may take a while as some of the trails have taken quite a bit of damage.
NRW are getting there slowly but surely
Natural Resources Wales have put out a notice about significant tree damage from the recent heavy snow causing major disruption to tracks in Crychan and Halfway Forests.