A relic of Rhos pastures, which was once widespread on the Coal Measures of South Wales. It is an intimate landscape of wet grassland and heathland bounded by mature hedgerows.
OS Map Reference SN576119
From the East: From M4 Pont Abraham Services head north on the A48 towards Carmarthen. After about 3 1/2 miles take the slip road signed to Cross Hands Retail and Business Park (before the main roundabout), turn right at the mini roundabout and go over the A48. Go straight across the next mini roundabout and take the next right into Meadows Road. Continue down Meadows Road and after about 1/4 mile and a left bend the reserve is on the left hand side.
From the West: Take the A48 eastward to Cross Hands roundabout and continue eastwards towards Swansea for about 1/2 a mile then take the slip road signed to Cross Hands Retail and Business Park. At the mini roundabout go left then next right into Meadows Road. Continue down Meadows Road and after about 1/4 mile and a left bend the reserve is on the left hand side.
The National Cycle Network Route 47 passes just north of Cross Hands at Cwm-y-glo.
Buses: The X40 runs from Cardiff to Aberystwyth via Cross Hands, the 128 from Ammanford to Llanelli via Cross Hands and the 166 from Carmarthen to Ammanford via Cross Hands. It is about a 1km walk from Cross Hands Post Office to the reserve.
Site access and safety
Park on the right hand grass verge beyond the houses. Please do not block residents access. Beware of fast traffic on Meadows Road. There is a stile beside the entrance gate and another just beyond that in to the first field. The ground is wet and tussocky and cattle graze during the summer. Please leave gates as you find them.
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