Sychant Picnic Site - Bedd Morris - Carn Igli - Cwm Gwaun

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Most of the climbing is done early in the walk. The walk from Bedd Morris to Carn Ingli is easy but with a sense of remoteness found in the Preseli hills and the view from the top is incredible. The Wicklow Hills in Ireland are visible in clear conditions, the Welsh coast and the expanse of the Preseli Hills are usually easily seen. Your return down through the Gwaun Valley is in high contrast.

Wales - South Wales - Pembrokeshire - Countryside

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Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Moor, Mountains, Tea Shop, Wildlife, Woodland
04/10/2014 - sian james

At waypoint 4, the directions state to walk in a westerly direction. You actually have to walk in an easterly direction. Opposite Bedd Morris, there is a triangular information display with directions to Carn Igli. Unfortunately, we followed the written directions for the walk and ended up having to retrace our steps for over an hour, Similarly, the directions to Carn Igli itself should be that you head in a North Easterly direction (not North Westerly. At the end of the walk, we followed the previous comments that had been made and walked down through the Gwaun forest. However, I am sure that instead of following a yellow direction arrow when you come to a building, if you follow the concrete road to the right, you will eventually come out at Llanfrechfa, but I can't be sure because we went down through a forest trail.

25/09/2013 - Steve Ranger

We did this walk over the weekend and enjoyed it very much. There have been a couple of changes that are worth noting. Firstly, the picnic site is actually called Sychpant, there is now a fairly new toilet block although it was closed on Sunday. Don't make the mistake we made in stage one of continuing to walk in the same direction after crossing the style (our fault), you need to turn left immediately to follow the direction of the track that goes to the retreat. Pretty much all of the forestry plantations have now gone and have been replaced by heath and moorland as part of the Penlan Project so you won't be entering or even seeing any forests these days. After descending from Carn Ingli and turning right onto Dolrannog road we couldn't see any way of entering the farm yard at Dolrannog Isaf or any corresponding right of way on the map but if you follow the metalled road until it ends you will arrive at the gated entrance to Dolrannog Uchaf. This gate and the farmyard itself both look very unpromising but if you go through the gate and follow the track around to the left you rejoin the marked footpath/bridleway that leads down to Llanerch.