My favourite cottage is Tawny owl. A small two bedroom cottage with its own little garden perched up on a hill with beautiful views of the surrounding forestry. Tawny Owl is very private as there is no through road, making you feel as if you are the only person within this tranquil wood.
The cottage has a large, cosy living area with wood burner, fully equipped modern kitchen and bathroom with shower and bath. Upstairs has two bedrooms with double bed and two single beds. It also has the added bonus of a log burning hot tub in the garden!
Located at the foot of the Cambrian Mountains, it’s the perfect location to walk the forestry trails and venture up onto the hills for some spectacular views. The breathtaking Llyn Brianne is only a short drive away, perfect for mountain biking, hiking, taking a short stroll or just stopping to take in the beauty of the area.
Click on the link below to take you to Trallwm Forest Cottage website.
A short circular trail around Tawny Owl cottage.
This walk will take you above the cottage and it is especially beautiful at sunrise. The open moorland of the Cambrian Mountains can be seen to the north, with the shapely deep valleys of Craig y Cwm, Esgair y Craig and Esgair Ganol.
A short circular walk through the woods to the pond.
In between the two complexes of Trallwm cottages is a lovely walk alongside a tranquil stream to a picturesque pond thriving with nature. There are many pheasants in this area along with many other woodland birds. It’s not unusual to see red kites and buzzards. Squirrels and rabbits also like to make an appearance.
One of my favourite walks is to the cairns of Drygarn Fawr. Drygan Fawr is one of the highest peaks in mid wales , standing at 645m above sea level and has the most amazing views. The area is extremely remote and can be quite challenging with its peat bogs and vast open moorland. Walking this area on a clear day is advisable and be sure to take an OS map with you. There is one available to borrow at the cottage.
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A walk to the summit of Garn Wen
Parking at SN 9067 5370 at the end of a through road, just north of Beulah. It is a five minute drive through the lanes just off B4358, look for the old car at the end of the road, there will be a small area to park.
The walk starts by crossing a foot bridge over a river and up through old disused quarries. Follow the forestry track winding your way to the top, with some fantastic views of the surrounding hills. The summit of Garn Wen has a stone built OS triangulation pillar sat within its own stone shelter.
Forestry track walk to Pen y Garn-goch with fantastic views
Parking at SN 8908 5037, a short 5 minute drive through the lanes just off the A483 west of Beulah. There is parking space at a green barrier. The walk winds up the forestry tracks to the top of Pen y Garn goch opening up some fantastic views. There is a OS triangulation pillar at the summit, although hidden in a clearing amongst the trees.
Craig Cwm bach 1 mile stroll
Parking at SN85614939
Only a short 1 mile stroll all up hill, through the trees, however the views are simply gorgeous!
I have saved the best for last! Llyn Brianne is a beautiful reservoir surrounded by the Tywi Forest. It is a quiet area with lots of forestry trails to explore on foot or by mountain bike.
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