About this wood
A significant feature of the Tywi Valley landscape, Green Castle Woods provides an important resource to local people, being one of a few areas of open access countryside, within a short distance of Carmarthen.
The reserve is comprised of a complex mosaic of habitats, including semi-natural woodland, botanically rich meadows and newly created woodland.
The Afon Tywi forms part of the northern boundary and is part of the Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries Site of Special Scientific Interest, it is also designated as a Special Area of Conservation and a European Marine Site.
Approximately 7 hectares of the less interesting of the meadows were planted by the Trust in 1996, with native species and a further 0.8 hectares are due to be planted in 2013. Local varieties of fruit trees were also introduced to the paddock south of the B4312 along with beehives, managed by the Green Castle Woodlanders, a local volunteer group.
A car park and less-able footpath have been constructed by the Trust. There is also an extensive network of footpaths, including the Carmarthenshire Coast Long Distance Footpath which passes though the site. The Green Castle Woodlanders have been assisting with the care of Green Castle woods since 1994 and have done much of the path development work.