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Dinefwr Park Riverside Trail

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Dinefwr Park Riverside Trail
Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin
SA19 6RT
Phone: 01558 824512
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This excellent trail lies with Dinefwr Park, a National Trust site near Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire. The majority of the trail is a well surfaced boardwalk with plenty of seating and passing points, which passes through woodland over a stream and down to a large pond with two seating areas. The whole trail (there and back) is three quarters of a mile long and took our researcher thirty minutes to complete.

Visitors who hold blue badge parking permits are able to drive down a rough track from the main car park to a small parking area adjacent to the start of the trail. Please request permission to do so from the Welcome Cabin information point/ticket office located in the main car park. Please note there is a fee for accessing the park which also includes entrance to Newton House.

Access to the start of the trail is though a backward opening, weighted iron gate and most wheelchair users will require assistance to open this. Apart from this issue, the whole of the trail is level one and easy access.

The surrounding woodland along the trail is very pleasant and on our researchers visit in high summer there were plenty of damsel and dragonflies.

It is important to note that the boardwalk is elevated over the marshy land and streams in places (see photo 9) and as there is no hand rail, visitors with visual impairment may find a companion useful and parents of children will need to exercise some caution.

There are two designated toilets on site, one is located at the Welcome Cabin and one at the side of Newton House (this has larger dimensions and better access).

For more information on accessibility about Dinefwr Park including Dinefwr Castle and Newton House please click here.

Level 2 Facilities

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Trail type

  • linear trail


  • designated disabled car parking
  • hard surfaced car park (compacted)
  • wheelchair access to entrance

Trail information

  • seating along route (plenty of well spaced seating all along route see photo)
  • hard surfaced paths
  • tactile elements for visually impaired visitors (there is a tactile element to some seating and the sound of the river can be heard along much of the route)

On - site facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible toilet / toilets on site
  • space for left hand side transfer to toilet
  • easy access to hand dryer/towels
  • easy access to wash basin
  • grab rails in toilet


  • mobile refreshment van (this is available in the main car park during the peak season)
  • Level / Ramped wheelchair access to cafe/tearoom (this is located within Newton House)
  • sufficient wheelchair access to tables
  • accessible counter/cutlery if self service