Llys Y Fran
Llys Y Fran is a 350 acre country park set in the heart of Pembrokeshire. The main focus of the park is its reservoir and the 100ft high dam which sends water crashing down into the River Syfynwy. The park is a haven of peace and tranquillity with an abundance of wildlife both on and off the water.
Family Trail - 2.4km / 1.5 miles
The family trail begins at the visitors centre and follows the edge the eastern side of the reservoir ducking in and out of the trees. Being a country park, the trail allows your budding cyclists the chance to sample off road cycling and all its lumps and bumps and chance to race through the odd puddle. When it all gets too much, there are plenty of picnic spots to stop and admire the view and rest those weary legs ready for the return journey.
Mountain Bike Trail - 10.5km / 6.5 miles
The Mountain Bike Trail begins at the visitors centre and follows the 1.5 mile stretch of the family trail. At the first stream crossing the route heads south through the wooded slopes along the edge of the reservoir and includes some steep descents including a zig zag with a challenging loose shale surface and, as always, climbs. The final section beneath the dam has a wicked climb back up to the visitors centre and that well earned cup of tea. If it's been a particularly muddy ride then a bike wash is available behind the visitors centre.
Cycle Hire & cycle permits
Available from the Visitor Centre. Cycle hire includes helmet and permits are £1 per bike.
How to find Llys-y-Fran Country Park
Llys-y-Fran Country Park is about 10 miles north east of Haverfordwest. Just follow the brown and white directional signs off the A40, B4313 or B4329.
The park is open 365 days a year from 8am (bit later in winter) until dusk.
Llys-y-Fran Country Park & Reservoir
01437 532273 or 01437 532694
ID: 136 Revised: 28/1/2011