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Pen-y-Bedd Wood, near Llanelli

Peaceful woodland near Pembrey Country Park

A view of some of the benches at Pen-y-Bedd

What's here

Dogs welcome
Parking (free)
Picnic area
Walking trail

Coronavirus update


All Natural Resources Wales (NRW) car parks, play areas and toilet blocks in the reserves, woods and forests are closed from 23 March 2020.


For more information see our main page on coronavirus.


This easy to find woodland has a large grassy picnic area and a short waymarked woodland walk.

It is situated just outside the popular Pembrey Country Park which offers a variety of leisure activities. The country park has access to the long sandy Cefn Sidan beach and it is bordered by Pembrey Forest.

This area was once the site of a Royal Ordnance factory which closed in the 1960s and the walk through Pen-y-Bedd Wood passes by some industrial remains.

Nowadays Pen-y-Bedd Wood is the home of the Pembrey Conservation Trust who carry out many practical tasks in Pen-y-Bedd and in Pembrey Forest.

Closures and diversions

Please note:

  • Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations
  • Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff
  • Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place

Walking trail

Pen-y-Bedd Trail

1¼ miles, 2 kilometres. easy

The Pen-y-Bedd Trail follows sandy tracks through Corsican pine trees. There are benches along the way and a decked viewing area overlooking one of the ponds. Part of the route follows the old railway line which once served the Royal Ordnance factory and there are glimpses over the fields to the pine trees of Pembrey Forest.

Other route

The Wales Coast Path passes through Pembrey Country Park.

How to get here

Penybedd Wood is 6 miles west of Llanelli, just off the A484.

Car parking at Pen-y-Bedd Wood is free of charge.


Follow brown and white tourist signs to Pembrey Country Park from the A484 between Carmarthen and Llanelli onto Factory Road. The entrance to the car park is on the right, over the bridge just after leaving the A484.

Ordnance Survey map

Penybedd Wood is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 164 or 178.

The OS grid reference is SN 419 013.

Public transport

The nearest train station is in Pembrey and Burry Port.

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Contact details

Tel: 0300 065 3000

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