Land of Legends

Llandovery and Myddfai

Visit the Mid Wales market town of Llandovery in the Towy valley where Welsh princes and drovers are celebrated.

Seek out the traditional Carmarthenshire village of  Myddfai where you can enjoy tea and cake at the community hall and visitor centre and learn about the legend of the Lady of the Lake and the Physicians of Myddfai. Then take to the Old Red Sandstone hills to the south or follow in the  footsteps of Romans and tilestone-quarrymen across Mynydd Myddfai. Bring a bike or hire one locally to explore this culturally rich corner of the Geopark.

If you’ve got an hour or less:

If you’ve got half a day (2-4 hours):

  • A walk on Mynydd Myddfai
  • Visit shops and cafes in Llandovery.
  • Explore the Roman camps at Y Pigwn; audio trail and app.
  • Cycle the Usk Reservoir loop from Pont a’r Wysg.

If you’ve got a full day (5-8 hours):

  • Take a trip by train along the Heart of Wales Line.
  • Cycle the quiet lanes past Llanddeusant then walk up to magical Llyn y Fan Fach – moraines and myths aplenty.

Did you know . . ?

. . . . that the ‘Llandovery Epoch’ is a term used by geologists all around the world when talking of geological events 440 million years ago – whether in Wales, China or Peru!