The Bronbyrfe Plantations

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76 hectares (just over ¾ of a square kilometre). 14 hectares are bare, having been clear-felled a few years ago; the rest is Sitka Spruce with a small amount (7.6 hectares) of Norway Spruce. The trees are due to be felled between 2006 and 2015.

The road access is at grid ref SN719529.

Here is an OS Landranger map of it (the arrow points to the track into the larger piece of wood). The property consists of both bits of wood between the two bits of Forestry Commission woodland. It doesn't include anything not shown on the map as coniferous woodland. So:

Apparently the red kite is quite common in the area, and has been sighted in the plantations.

The village of Llanddewi-Brefi is about four miles west. There's a pub there called the New Inn which does bed and breakfast.

The small town of Tregaron is about six miles away by road, and has quite a bit of accommodation.

There are two really nice-looking bed-and-breakfast places about eight miles away by road. Brynheulog sleeps 2+2. Pant Teg sleeps 2+1 and 2+2 and also offers self-catering.

There's a YHA Youth Hostel at Ty'n-y-cornel, about two miles to the east of Bronbyrfe. It's a gaslit farmhouse, and looks like it might be the most inaccessible youth hostel in Wales.

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- Nicholas 2003-06-30.

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