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The walk around Llys y Fran is beautiful and offers yet another perspective to Pembrokeshire’s varying landscape. The route is about 7 miles
The path is wide, easy to follow and generally in good condition, although there will be muddy sections following wet weather.
There are picnic sites with benches dotted around the path, so why not take a picnic and make a day of it?
If you prefer to ride, you can hire bikes from the Visitors’ Centre or you can use your own after purchasing a permit.
The walk is ‘dog friendly’ as there are no gates or stiles. However, you are expected to keep them on leads.
Directions to Start of Walk; OS Map Ref 034242
Turn left out of the end of the drive. Go to the end of St Issells Avenue and turn right at the Tee junction. Continue under the railway bridge, to the traffic island (Macdonalds is on your left).
Turn right at the island (4th exit) into Freemans Way. At the end of Freemans Way, continue straight on at the traffic island and lights, as if going to Fishguard.
At the next island, take the fourth exit onto the B4329 towards Cardigan. In less than 0.5 of a mile, bear right, still on the B4329 (Fenton Factors on the corner). Continue over the next island, then at the village of Crundale, bear right, opposite the Boot & Shoe public house, towards Clarbeston Road (Llys y Fran is signposted from here).
In the village of Clarbeston Road, turn left over the railway bridge towards Maenclochog. In just over a mile, look out for the left turn to Llys y Fran. Follow this lane to the end, then turn left into the reservoir car park.
Tip The car park by the Visitors’ Centre is pay & display (£1). If you continue straight ahead, down into the valley in front of the face of the dam and then up the other side, the car park here is free.
No directions necessary. Just chose clockwise or anti clockwise and enjoy yourselves!