There are parks and children’s play areas in Drefach and Gorslas.
Llyn Llech Owain
At the heart of this spectacular park is its dramatic lake which is surrounded by peat bog and there’s a lovely myth associated with Llyn Lech Owain. Legend has it that Owain Lawgoch (“Owain of the Red Hand” – who led an army of French mercenaries against the English in the Hundred Years’ War), was entrusted to look after a well on the mountain named Mynydd Mawr. Each day, after extracting enough water for himself and his horse, Owain was always careful to replace the stone but on one occasion he forgot and a torrent of water poured down the side of the mountain. The resultant lake was hence named Llyn Lech Owain – the lake of Owain’s slab.
Today, specially constructed paths allow for safe access over the bog and around the lake. The paths are well-surfaced and accessible to wheelchair-users.
A forest track provides a longer walk or cycle ride around the country park and there’s a rough mountain bike trail for the more adventurous cyclist.
Much of the park consists of coniferous woodland, planted by the Forestry Commission during the 1960s and there are also areas of dry heath and broad-leaved woodland.
How to get to us
Signposted on the A476 from Crosshands to Llandeilo. Regular bus services to Gorslas.
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park
Carmarthenshire, SA14 7NF.
Tel : 01269 832229.