Green Castle Wood, a forest path with trees surrounding it
Green Castle Wood, a forest path with trees surrounding it

Carmarthenshire - Green Castle Wood Walks

Experience the best of each season at Green Castle Wood

Owned by the Woodland Trust, Green Castle Woods is made up of three woodland areas: two ancient oak woods and a more recently planted mixed woodland. This mix of ancient and new woodland, botanically rich meadows and hedgerows is a haven for wildlife.

Visit in every season to admire bluebells in spring, wildflower meadows in summer and russet hued leaves in autumn, and take a moment at the waterfall during winter when it’s at its most impressive.

If you're a keen walker, there are a number of fabulous trails for various abilities (and energy levels!). You won't run into many other people, and it's great for bird watching and wildlife spotting.

The main 'Wild about Woods' circular trail is straight ahead from the main car park but isn’t suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs, and the path can be muddy. It takes about an hour to walk round.

The route to the left of the car park, with the wide kissing gate, is surfaced and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. It is a short, circular path through an area that’s almost a perfect miniature of Green Castle Woods and takes about twenty minutes.

Green Castle Woods is a piece of living history, reflecting how the land has been used over centuries for wood production, grazing and cultivation of crops.

The site is criss-crossed by an extensive network of centuries-old property boundaries and hedges, with map evidence dating back to 1779. TheWoodland Trust has installed a number of gates carved with old field names as recorded in ancient tithe maps. An orchard of fruit trees inspired by one of the old field names was planted in 2012.