E02: Pantmaenog

Grid Reference: SN070296
SatNav Co-ordinates: N 51.93173°, W 04.80834°


Pantmaenog is a forestry area, where the Afon Syfynwy, a tributary of the Eastern Cleddau river, flows along its western edge and under the road into Rosebush reservoir. Pantmaenog Forest is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and has over 12 kms of trails for walking, cycling and horseriding. For further details visit the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park website. Rosebush village nearby is a fomer slate quarrying village, best known as the location of Tafarn Sinc, the highest pub in Pembrokeshire. It has red painted zinc cladding, and was built in 1876 as the Precelly Hotel, serving the small railway station. It was closed in 1992 but reopened as the Tafarn Sinc and is now a listed building and tourist attraction.

The Visit Pembrokeshire web site gives the history and more information about Pantmaenog and Rosebush village including the old slate quarries.



Pantmaenog Forest is close to Rosebush reservoir a short distance beyond New Inn on the B4313 Maenclochog road.



The forest tracks are stone covered with good footpaths from the tarmac car park beside the road.



There are no facilities here. The nearest public toilets are located in Maenclochog village a little further along the B4313.


Activities and Places of interest nearby

Rosebush reservoir was formed by damming the Afon Syfynwy, and is stocked with brown trout. Rosebush can be fished from the bank or hire boat by permit obtained from Llys-y-frân Country Park, the next site on the Cleddau Trail. All anglers must have first purchased a Fishing Licence. Although the reservoir is not accessible to migratory fish, some resident brown trout can turn into sea trout by developing into smolts and swimming off downstream to the sea, including a steep drop from the far end of the reservoir into the river below!


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The Cleddau Trail Map

The Pembrokeshire Rivers Trust Cleddau Trail takes you on two 'Source to Sea' river journeys. Follow the Western Cleddau Trail to discover unspoilt natural habitats, home to migratory salmon and sewin, kingfishers and other wildlife. The Eastern Cleddau Trail follows the flow of Pembrokeshire's rainwater as it becomes drinking water.


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