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Llyn Llech Owain Country Park is a peat bog, lake, and woodland reserve area. A Site of Special Scientific Interest, several rare species of animal make their home here. It’s a real treat for any wildlife enthusiast! See if you can spot a snipe, moorhen, pochard, little grebe, or house martin! The park provides bird watching stations and even telescopes! Llyn Llech Owain is also home to peacock, painted lady, and orange tip butterflies. Can you find them all?

Carmarthenshire’s 158-acre park is mostly composed of coniferous woodland, planted by the Forestry Commission in the 1960s.

Take any one of a number of boardwalks across the bog to ensure safe (and dry!) viewing for all. There is a track through the forest that provides a hardier visitor with a more adventurous journey around the Country Park. If you’re feeling exploratory, take a mountain bike out on the rough trail that runs through the park.

If you decide to venture into the woodland, use the network of paths that take you through the dry heath, coniferous forest, and woodlands. Llyn Llech Owain Country Park is perfect for anyone as many of the paths through the woods and around the lake are wheelchair accessible.
Stop by the Visitor Centre to see an exhibition about the history and conservation of the park. Rest here at the park’s café, complete with picnics and play equipment for younger visitors. Kids will love playing on the wooden castle or ship!

Make sure to stop by the Country Park’s central feature, Llyn Llech Owain Lake, named after Owain Lawgoch, or “Owain of the Red Hand.” Legend goes that the lake was formed when Prince Owain accidentally left the cap off of a magical spring, which then flooded the land. Pack a picnic or your fishing poles to make the most of your time here!

Church Road, Gorslas, Carmarthenshire, SA14 7NF
Tel: 01269 832229
Times: April – September, daily, 10:00 – 20:00
October – March, daily, 10:00 – 16:00