Walk: SOC 14
Location: Woods above Ystradgynlais
Directions: Proceed south from the Castle and into Ystradgynlais town centre, taking a left at the roundabout by the Continental Garage and filling station. Carry on down the hill into the centre of Ystradgynlais and turn left at the town's only cross roads, this being a left at the cross roads before the pelican crossing (you will see Barclays Bank on the corner).
Leaving Barclays Bank behind you on the left, carry on up the hill, past the police station on your right, over a mini roundabout, and up on to an open hill. Just before the open hill, there is a parking lay-by on the right, with woodland walks signposted.
Distance (miles): 6.7 to the Cross at Ystradgynlais then another mile or so.
Time (hours): 0.20
Length of Walk: 2-3 hours or more.
Dates Walked: 20/12/2009,
Pop in to: Ystradgynlais is unexciting. Its only redeeming feature is the large plant shop by the 'Cross' near the town's only pelican crossing. This town does not even merit a set of traffic lights, and has no decent pubs, unless you include the Ynscedwyn Arms, which I suppose you could stop in for a meal or a drink. Not somewhere I would go though.