Pwll Gwaelod

The weekend chat informed me that the plan was to travel to Pwll Gwaelod on the southern side of Dinas Island between Newport and Fishguard.

Unfortunately Mrs Navigator was unwell and sensibly stayed in bed. Today we had the company of Paul, my neighbour and cycling buddy and unlike The Navigator is partial to visiting cafes` for cake and coffee, but not today.

The weather was dry and clear all day but with a keen wind especially on the coastal sections.

Route  (Viewranger)

Route (UK Hillwalking)

There is a gap of recording on Viewranger from the summit of Dinas Island around the coast back to Pwll Gwaelod.

We walked the coast path heading south for a while before cutting inland and then on the lower slopes above the main Newport to Fishguard road. Lunch was had along an old green road and then we descended back to the coast at Cwm yr Eglwys and followed the coast path around Dinas Island back to the car.

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Pwll Gwaelod


The cave goes right through


Abandonded boat



Old leat


Best view of these two


Looking towards Dinas Island


Anyone know the meaning of Fagwr?


Ferry entering Goodwick


Attractive feature


Cl;apper bridge




Splendid waterfall


Aberforest Bay


Looking north from path up Dinas Island


Trig on summit of Dinas Island



With cold, clear weather forecast I suggested a walk in Llandeilo. Further afield, especially to the big hills would mean travelling small lanes , probably not gritted and discretion won.


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Although Paul had walked the grounds of Dinefwr Park the rest of the walk taking in Tregib Woods and the banks of the Afon Tywi and its footbridge would be new.

We parked next to the towns fire station and walked down the main driveway of Dinefwr Park through Castle Woods Nature Reserve and onto the Llandeilo Bridge.

From here we walked  through Ffairfach and on to Tregib. Climbing uphill we eventually turned left and then turned into the Woodland Trusts wood. This led downhill to the 2005 planted woodland to celebrate the battle of Trafalgar

Leaving the wood we walked up the road to cross a stile to walk along the Afon Tywi and over the footbridge back into Llandeilo.

With good time made we extended the planned walk and continued into the grounds of Dinefwr Park keeping the Afon Tywi on our left. We stopped for a short lunch and then continued across the fields and then cut back towards Newton House spotting a large herd of deer before heading back to the car.