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Coed Rhyal

Wales, United Kingdom

Coed Rhyal, a 13.33 acre woodland of mature oak, occupies a north west facing slope that looks out over Carmarthen Bay. A stone’s throw from Burry Port this delightful woodland is almost pure, old oak with a floor adorned with a carpet of bluebells in the spring and early summer months.

Trees in Coed Rhyal

The closed canopy of the oak casts a shadow on the characterful woodland habitat that lies beneath the leaf cover. With honeysuckle climbers, bilberry, primrose and ferns, Coed Rhyal is an ecological gem. The woodland contains extensive fallen and standing deadwood as well as mature trees with extensive cavities, which are also a valuable ecological resource.

Habitats in Coed Rhyal

There is a patchy lower canopy of holly and hazel typical of oak woodlands. Where the canopy breaks, a stunning outlook offers a feast for the eyes with views of distant land and water. A seasonal stream trickles down the northeast boundary. This pristine woodland is in the midst of the coal mining industry that was once a thriving industry in the area.

Birds in Coed Rhyal

Introduction to Sacred Groves Coed Rhyal

The property has been surveyed by Carter Jonas (founded in 1855), a leading UK estate management firm. The freehold purchase was facilitated by DWF, a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services. Please visit our disclosure section for their detailed reports.

Our conservation approach customised for Coed Rhyal:

Coed Rhyal Ecosystem

This approach is in line with the ethos of (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) UN SDG 15 and also serves the objectives of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).

Recent images of Coed Rhyal

May 2023

Oaks and undergrowth
Oaks and ferns
Badger hole amidst bluebells
Ancient Oak

August 2022

Thriving together
Ferns oaks and more
Dense foliage
Countryside around Coed Rhyal
Coed Rhyal Entrance
Badger or Fox hole
Ancient Oak

September 2021

Woodland vegetation
Wild flowers
Sacred Groves sign
Sacred Groves Coed Rhyal
Oaks with mosses and ivy
Forest understory
English Ivy
Dense oak vegetation
Creeping woodsorrel
Bracken Fern

February 2021

Woodland vegetation
Woodland vegetation
Woodland vegetation
View of Carmarthen Bay
English Ivy
Dense oak foliage
Dead wood hollow
Ancient Oak

Forest Bathing at Coed Rhyal

Fore St-Coed-Rhyal-Btm-Img

Why an ancient Welsh woodland is perfect for drinking in a little ‘green peace’ 😊

Carmarthen Bay in West Wales is much loved for its broad, peach-white sands, its migratory birdlife and its sweeping sand and mud flats and salt marshes. It’s the birthplace of the Arthurian legend of the magician Merlin and one of the landscapes that inspired celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. In 2009, the UK’s Joint Nature Conservation Committee listed Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries as a Special Area of Conservation, for the presence in the Bay of and its saltmarshes of sea rush (Juncus maritimus) and marsh-mallow (Althaea officinalis), rare invertebrates and the twait shad (Alosa fallax), a threatened migratory fish.

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