Walks around the Area
THE HOLY WELL
A short walk to The Holy Well and Llanclyfan
Approximately 2 miles
From the village hall, turn right and follow the tarmac road. Continue straight
across at a small crossroads to the T-junction at Blaengweche — approximately 1 mile. Turn left and follow the road for approximately l/3 mile to Llandyfan Church on the left, taking particular care where the road narrows. The Holy Well: Approximately ZOO chapels or churches in Wales were built on the site of pre— Christian holy Wells, fourteen of them in Carmarthenshire. The healing spring in Llandyfan, was possibly referred to in the Book
of Teilo. This spring had a reputation for curing paralysis, and was named on some old maps as ‘the Welsh bath at Lladuvaen’. Local tales state that whoever went to the spring and drank its Waters from a human skull would be cured of his ills.
Designed by R K Penson,
the architect of Newton house in Llandeilo,
Llandyfan Church was built in 18645 from local
sandstone with a stone tiled roof. lt has an
unusual double pyramid spirelet and contains
Windows produced by the firm responsible for
the stained glass in the Houses of Parliament.
lmmediately adjacent is the immersion tank
linked to the Holy Well.