Cilymaenllwyd Footpath Restoration Project

Funded by UK Government - Cilymaenllwyd Footpath Project

Last March, Cilymaenllwyd Community Council submitted a grant application to restore some of the public footpaths within our community. In August it received confirmation that the application had been successful. Here’s more about this community project.

The project is called Cilymaenllwyd Footpaths Restoration and has received £57,138.96 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund – Sustainable Communities, delivered through Carmarthenshire County Council.

The project focuses on a specific area in the heart of Cilymaenllwyd – in the beautiful valley of the Afon Wenallt. This site is considered an ancient woodland and the footpath being restored will run along the Wenallt. The funding has enabled commissioning a local contractor to undertake this significant clearing work. Work has commenced in co-operation with the relevant land owners, ensuring that their requests in terms of health and safety aspects are respected.

This is an exciting project as it creates great outdoor opportunities for the whole community – promoting health and well-being; creating safe walking spaces; enriching our relationship with the local area and fostering pride with our heritage and culture. This clearing work will also enable walkers to connect to other important routes such as the Landsker Borderland Trail and it will restore walking infrastructure between villages.

In order to ensure the health and safety of all, people are requested not to venture on these paths during the coming months as heavy plant machinery is currently in operation at this site.

In the meantime, we are keen to gather information – local history, local flora and fauna, anecdotes, photos, new developments etc – so that we can fill our Local History and News webpages and capture a glimpse of Cilymaenllwyd past and present. Please email any items you may have to:

Watch this space for regular updates on our community project.

Supported by Carmarthenshire County Council
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