Brechfa Forest – Abergorlech, near Carmarthen
Woodland walks, a mountain bike trail and an arboretum...
Peaceful upland woodland with several waymarked trails
Our sites and most visitor facilities are open but, under the current coronavirus restrictions in Wales, this is intended only for the use of people who live locally.
You are strongly advised – in line with current Welsh Government regulations – not to drive to any of our sites to exercise unless you have specific health or mobility issues.
We have changed the normal route for some of our trails to help you maintain social distancing – please follow signs on site.
Caio Forest is made up of several woodlands which spread out over the uplands high above the historic village of Caio in Carmarthenshire.
The Forestry Commission planted this conifer forest on moorland in the 20th century to produce timber.
There are several waymarked circular walking trails from the car park and many miles of forest roads and tracks.
The small picnic area is set in a clearing, just over the river from the car park.
Nearby is the National Trust’s Dolaucothi estate where there are walking trails and a Roman gold mine which is open to visitors.
All of the walking trails are waymarked and start from the car park.
1 mile/1.6 kilometres, easy
This pleasant walk through the forest crosses a bridge over the stream where there is a picnic table in the clearing.
1¼ miles/2 kilometres, moderate
This trail follows grassy paths and forest roads as it makes its way up through a variety of trees.
The climb is rewarded by great views from the seat at the top.
2½ miles/4 kilometres, easy
The longest of the waymarked trails is an easy and reasonably flat walk on forest roads.
There is a network of colour-coded trails of different lengths around the nearby Dolaucothi estate.
The trails take you through woodland and past the remains of the mansion and its grounds.
For more information about the Dolaucothi estate go to the National Trust website.
Caio Forest is nine miles north west of Llandovery.
It is in the county of Carmarthenshire.
Caio Forest is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 186 or 187.
The OS grid reference for the car park is SN 679 405.
Take the A40 from Llandovery towards Llandeilo.
At Llanwrda, take the A482 towards Lampeter. After eight miles, turn right onto a minor road to Caio.
Go through Caio village, past the church and continue onto a no through road.
Bear left onto a forest track to Caio Forest car park.
The nearest train station is in Llandovery.
For details of public transport visit Traveline Cymru's website.
Car parking is free of charge.
Tel: 0300 065 3000