Sychpant Woods and Picnic Area, Gwaun Valley, Newport Pembrokeshire

Tranquility, beauty and views.

Situated in the beautiful Gwaun Valley are Sychpant Woods and Picnic Area.

Sychpant Woods picnic area

They are positioned on the Northern side of the Gwaun Valley and have numerous walks to follow, either up onto Carningli Mountain or through the lower part of the woods.

View from Sychpant Picnic Area

There is a small car park which can accommodate about 15 cars and a peaceful picnic area with benches and a small pond.

Path up to Sychpant view point

Follow the path at the back of the picnic area to the left (less of a steep climb than to the right) and keep heading uphill for a spectacular view of the Gwaun Valley and the Preseli Hills stretching off in to the distance.

Be sure to look out for Buzzards, Red Kite and if you are lucky a Kestrel or two.

View from Sychpant footpath

From the view point you can head uphill through a newly planted woodland and eventually come out on the Southern side of Carningli Mountain or follow the path to the right (down hill) to either return to the picnic area and car park or some 50 metres or so down the right hand path you can turn left and follow the path over the wooden bridge which passes by the Christian Retreat (in case you noticed the wooden cross on the hillside above the viewpoint).

Points to note:

The Gwaun Valley has a great selection of places to stay, there are many Bed and Breakfasts, Self Catering Holiday Cottages plus a few Campsites to be found locally.

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