SOLD: Coed Ffordd Pererin (Pilgrim's Way Wood) £65,000 Freehold


Coed Ffordd Pererin is a very quiet, private woodland, set in the north western corner of Allt y Gelli, closest to the Taf estuary. It presents a good opportunity to diversify the tree species in the woodland as it currently mainly consists of sitka spruce which would benefit from thinning.

It's a lovely location close to the village and estuary beach of Llansteffan, reachable by foot via the footpath which crosses through the southern part of the wood, and the location and level ground throughout Coed Ffordd Pererin mean there is great potential here to create camping areas for family forestry. Parts of the larger woodland Allt y Gelli (although not Coed Ffordd Pererin itself) are designated PAWS (Planted Ancient Woodland Site), with a few areas of Ancient Semi Natural Woodland. From what we are now learning about the connectivity of tree growth and the microrhyzome networks within soil and forests, this could well be seen to have a beneficial impact on any new planting in Ffordd Pererin and its development or restoration.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.


Coed Ffordd Pererin is predominantly spruce, mainly sitka, planted in the early 90's. The planting is dense and would benefit from thinning, but the benefit of this planting is the shelter and privacy it provides, which could be made use of to shelter areas of new planting in diversifying the woodland.

Along the earth bank which runs through the woodland on an east/west axis in the southern half of Ffordd Pererin, you will find some lovely specimens of oak, and the stream bank on the woodland's south eastern boundary supports various broadleaf species of various ages including hazel and holly; ash, oak and birch sapling.

Under the power line which cuts across the north western corner of the woodland, vegetation comprises of scrubby alder, willow, hazel as well as willowherb and wildflowers enjoying access to the light. Western Power require occasional access to the lines for maintenance and to keep any vegetation in check if the owner does not wish to take on this task themselves. The need to keep tree growth in check could be taken as an opportunity to create insect friendly wildflower meadows in this area.


The proximity of Coed Ffordd Pererin to the Taf estuary means sea birds can be seen and heard, wheeling above.


There is a substantial stream running along the south eastern boundary and the earth bank which crosses the woodland on an east-west axis, on the north side of the public footpath, has some lovely mature oak growing along it.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A good stone track, steep in part, gives access to Coed Ffordd Pererin from locked gated entrance off minor public road.

The public footpath that runs through Coed Ffordd Pererin links to the Wales Coastal path which following west would take you to Laugharne or travelling east, would take you to the closer Llansteffan.

The woodland also benefits from a private right of way from the north western tip of the wood out to the public highway to the west of the wood. This route has not been used for many years, and is heavily overgrown, but has the benefit of being flat if a new owner wished to open it back up.


There is the possibility of extensive walking or cycling via the public footpath which connects to the miles of Wales Coastal footpath and cycling routes.

Local area and history

Laugharne, where Dylan Thomas' house and writing shed can be visited, is just across the Taf estuary to the west, and the lovely village, beach and castle of Llansteffan is 10 minutes to the east.

From Llansteffan it's possible to catch the famous amphibious ferry across the Afon Twyi to Ferryside during summer months.

Ferryside and Llansteffan were the summer holiday destinations of choice for miners from the Rhondda valley during the early 20th century, making the most of the train line running up the Carmarthenshire coast line as it still does today, serving many small stops between Cardiff and Carmarthen. This was the last time the ferry crossing was in popular use.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are marked in mauve paint on wooden marker stakes, trees and fence posts.

The western and northern boundary are fenced.

The eastern and southern boundary are marked in mauve paint on wooden marker stakes and trees.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 159
  • Grid ref: SN 322 144
  • Nearest post code: SA33 5HY
  • GPS coordinates: 51.803, -4.436

Location map


From the M4:

continue on the A48 to Carmarthen.

Follow signs to the A40 and take the A40 (west) towards St Clears for approximately 5 miles.

Take the left turn signposted to Llangynog (3rd exit) at Bancyfelin.

Continue through the village of Llangynog.

After you have gone through Llangynog, after about 1/3 of a mile, you will come to the abandoned building of the Wern Inn.

Turn right.

After a short distance you will see a mini electrical substation ahead. Turn left.

Follow this minor road for approx 1 mile and you will see a Woodlands for Sale sign on your right at the gated entrance to the woodlands.

Please park in the parking area on the left of the gate. Follow the track on foot through the woodland down the hill. You will pass the entrance to Coed Gwas Y Neidr on your left, continue for a short distance and on the bend of the track you will see a smaller track forking to the left, leading in a westerly direction between the woods Coed Gwas y Neidr and Coed Capel Cywyn.

Take this left (westerly) fork and follow this track until you come to the entrance to Coed Ffordd Pererin at the end of the track, marked by a ride stop with a wooden name board and a Woodlands for Sale sign.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

Tucked away at the north western corner of Allt y Gelli, the larger woodland of which it is a part, Coed Ffordd Pererin is a very private woodland of mainly spruce with footpath access to the Wales Coastal path.

Managed by Tamsin and Matt Brown

Telephone: 07956 256101

Telephone: 07950 379533

Email: tamsinandmatt@woodlands.co.uk