Fedw to Llandeilo’r Fan (6.5km)
Energetic walk 2 hours. Ride 1.5 - 2.25 hours. Open moorland; two descents to river bridges
This phase links the red kite lay-by at the training area boundary on the Llywel to Tirabad military road with the access point above Llandeilo’r Fan. The terrain is mostly rough open moorland with two descents to river bridges.
From the lay by at point 5J (SN 861318), drop down to the boundary fence, taking care as you cross 2 busy roads, and follow the fence line to point 6A (SN 864319). Leave the boundary here to cross above a deep gully then rejoin the fence line as it changes to an internal fence. After the fairly flat initial 2km stretch, the path begins to descend near the bridlegate at point 6B (SN 874326) which gives access to the external bridleway network.
From here your path winds down to the Nant Gwydderrig Bridge. After crossing the main river, a subsidiary stream must be forded before climbing a bank. Emerging from the river valley the path then heads back to the boundary fence and climbs steadily beside the road up to point 6C (SN 878322). Turn west here beside the wood, passing between two plantations to reach a stream crossing at point 6D (SN 883334).
The going is heavier from here over uneven ground as the path climbs to the corner of a plantation. The parachute drop zone to the west may however provide interesting sights and a small lake, Llyn Nant-llys, is visible to the east. After emerging in a generally NE direction onto firmer ground with wider views, reach a high point at point 6E (SN 888341).
The final part of this phase enters an area rich in ecological features, meriting the designation “notable site”. Wax cap mushrooms are often seen here. A steep downhill section takes the path across a track and down to the Nant Eithrim Bridge at point 6F (SN 893348). After crossing, proceed East along the high bank to the boundary fence and then follow it up the hill to the access road and receptor site at point 6G (SN 894351).