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AROUND CRAIG-Y-NOS

Starting from Craig-y-nos Castle, Grid Ref: SN 840153  

A walk around the historic grounds of Craig-y-nos Country Park and a visit to Dan-yr-Ogof Caves

 

From the entrance to Craig-y nos castle on the A4067, turn left and head South for 150 metres  to a wooden gate on your left beside the car park to the Castle. Be careful here as there is no pavement but you can walk some of the way on a narrow grass verge.

 


Craig-y-nos Castle

Turn left through the gate and continue North-Easterly to pass through a kissing gate and then descend a zigzag path to arrive beside a recently renovated Pavilion. This was originally the Croquet and Tennis lawn of the Castle.

Turn right in front of the Pavilion and head SE to a track on the corner of the lawn. Go through a hunting gate and after 10 metres turn left through another wooden gate. Bear right here alongside a wire fence and carry straight on through some beech trees, ignoring a way-marked path on the right.


The Pavillion

At the far end of the field, turn left and walk beside a fence to come to a stile, which leads down to the river. Turn left before the stile and continue Northerly, along the edge of a hay meadow. Look for a plaque commemorating the planting of an oak tree in 1914 on your right. Go through an ornate white Iron Gate (which has a date of 1881 on it) and continue to follow the River Tawe upstream to a white Iron Bridge, which contains the initials A P within the railings.

Cross the bridge and continue straight-on North-Easterly, through a Rhododendron tunnel to emerge at a wooden seat by a large, shallow pond. Turn left here and then bear right across some duck-boarding. 


Bridge over River Tawe

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