21 Mins from our holiday cottages
11 Miles from our holiday cottages
Playing Fields, North Road, Lampeter, Ceredigion
SA48 7JA (Sat Nav)
“ After a nice 2 hour walk we were ready for lunch and were spoilt for choice, there are lots of café in Lampeter and if need any groceries, a good choice of shops including a CO-OP supermarket. ”Stallion Valley Holiday Cottages Advice
Lampeter – Castell Goetre 5 miles circular
Landranger OS map 146
We parked and started our walk from the lane by Lampeter Rugby Club which is on your right as you leave Lampeter heading north, a little way before the right turn onto the A485 to Tregaron. Sat Nav SA48 7JA
Our walk carried on along the lane and around the cattle grid via the gate with our 2 dogs.
We carried on down the hill over a small river over The Afon Dulas up to farm buildings where we joined the footpath to the left. From here there were good views back down over Lampeter.
The path led into the woodland and let our dogs off their lead. They had a great time, running free following new and interesting scents in amongst the trees.
There were interesting wood carvings and sign boards along the way and views across the valley north to a tower on the hill Derry Ormond Tower.
After a couple of miles we came to a footpath junction, Betws Bledrws to the left, Llanfair Clydogau straight on and to our right Castell Goetre, the one we took.
This led us up the hill and through the woods. The signs were not particularly clear but before the cottage straight ahead we turned left and arrived at the big elevated clearing, surrounded by earth banks the Iron Age Fort, Castell Goetre. Certainly a home with a view!
Carrying on across to the other side of the fort we spotted the footpath through a gate and followed this along the hedge to a path on our right, the bridle path back to Lampeter.
This path lead through fields along the outer edge of the wood and we had a much more open walk with excellent views across to The Cambrian Mountains. About a mile further along we came to Castell Allt-Goch. Another home with a view!
A mile further along and our walk was coming to an end, near the path junction with sign board we chose the left hand path through the woods back to the track and turned left admiring the views of Lampeter as the track lead us back to our car parked near the rugby club.
After a nice 2 hour walk we were ready for lunch and were spoilt for choice, there are lots of café in Lampeter and if need any groceries, a good choice of shops including a CO-OP supermarket.
Long wood Community Woodland- near Lampeter
120 hectares of woodland, stretching for over 4 miles north east from Lampeter, south A485 road to Tregaron and north of Teifi Valley. Gradually the conifer plantations established after the First World War are being replaced with broadleaf native trees.
There are information signboards illustrating footpaths through the ancient woodlands and the bridle path along its south edge. Linking paths join the two enabling circular walks of varying lengths. Beautiful walks with excellent views and very dog friendly. A great place for off lead dog walking.
Looking north there are views of Derry Ormond Tower across the A485 truck road. To the South views across the Teifi Valley to The Cambrian Mountains. From the Southern Edge there are excellent views looking down over Lampeter and the university.
There are earthworks from 3 Iron Age forts Castell Goetre, the largest, Castell Allt-Goch and Castell Olwen.
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