Route from 4 to 5 - Tirabad to Craigrwyddon (10 km)

Easy - Moderate Walk 2 hours. Ride 1.5 - 2 hours. Pleasant moorland and forestry

This fourth phase of the Epynt Way takes us from the Cynghordy Road W of Tirabad across pleasant moorland and through forestry to the cattle grid above Craigyrwyddon on the edge of the Halfway Forest, which can be reached via a minor road from the A40 at Pentrebach. It crosses a stream and passes through a couple of ruined farmsteads on the way.

Leave the road on a hard track (SN872412), taking the right hand fork as it climbs E past the receptor site. Leave the track at point 4A (SN 871410) where it turns S and proceed up, keeping below the ridge. FIBUA village may be seen to the E and the Brecon Beacons begin to appear. As the downward slope begins, a small lake will be visible at the edge of the forest on the N side. Follow the fence line down to a farm gate which will be visible ahead – please close it. A sharp turn E is required at point 4B (SN 861402) to pass through a nearby gate onto a visible track. Leave this track at point 4C (SN 861399) to head down to a muddy gap in the tree line over a culvert. A U turn is taken here to head E down to a small ford.

Turn S here, climbing steadily towards an old building. Turn SE here and continue climbing up to a gate at point 4D (SN 862392) which is a link W to the Crychan Trails. The Epynt Way continues down to a cross roads then follows hard tracks SW to point 4E (SN 859384). Turn sharp E here down off the track and cross the Nant Gwennol stream to arrive at a ruined homestead at point 4F (SN 862383).

Go S to climb up a delightful old green lane with unfolding views across Carmarthenshire, and then follow the fence line to reach an internal military road. Continue SW along the fenced section of the road before heading off past the red flag to follow down the west side of a forest block to reach point 4G (SN 858368) which is the end of this phase of the Epynt Way, adjacent to the entry point at Clwyd Watsch and another link to the Crychan Trails.