Towy Valley, Valleys Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


Llandeilo Carmarthenshire Wales
Situated in South West Wales, the valley of the River Towy is one of the most beautiful in Britain. <br><br> The River Towy rises on the lower slopes of Crug Gynan in the Cambrian Mountains and flows through the Tywi Forest forming the border between Ceredigion and Powys, before flowing into Llyn Brianne, a lake created in the 1960s to control the flow of the river to provide water extraction further down the valley at Nantyffin.<br><br> The river continues south-westwards through Carmarthenshire passing through, or close by, towns and villages including Llandovery, Llanwrda, Ashfield, Manordeilo, Llandeilo, Llanarthne, Llanegwad, Abergwili, and Carmarthen before entering Carmarthen Bay at Llansteffan, in a combined estuary with the River Taff and River Gwendraeth. <br><br> Few valleys can boast the range of wildlife, walks, historical sites, world class gardens and fishing offered by the Towy and its tributaries. <br><br> The Tywi is noted for trout and salmon fishing. There are good runs of salmon later in the year, although the prime quarry on the Towy is the sea trout. The Towy is one of Europe's finest sea trout fisheries and very large fish are regularly caught in the early season. <br><br> From walks at the head of the valley in the Towy Valley Forest to the Wales Coast Path close to Carmarthen Bay, the Towy Valley offers much for those who enjoy the outdoor life.<br><br> The Dinas Nature Reserve has a lovely circular walk among the waterfalls of the upper Towy valley. Run by the RSPB it's a fantastic place for bird watchers and it seems also Welsh fugitives. Legend has it that Twm Sion Cati, the Welsh outlaw, hid in the caves there. <br><br> The Towy River section of the All Wales Path lies to the south of the valley and offers fine views of the Towy Estuary. Walkers on the path have to head inland from Llansteffan all the way to Carmarthen simply to cross the Towy before heading south again to the Carmarthenshire coastline.
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