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Llyn Llech Owain Country Park

3 star Rating 3/5 (2 reviews)

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Attraction Information

  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds
  • Lakes icon Lakes

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Llyn Llech Owain Country Park is a 158-acre expanse of woods and lakeland near Cross Hands with nature trails, an adventure area including a cool wooden adventure playground, separate toddler playground with smaller features, family friendly and welcoming cafe and a resourceful visitor centre.

There are specially constructed accessible paths allowing you to explore the bog and around the lake. A forest track provides a longer hike or bike ride around the country park and there's a rough mountain bike trail for the more adventurous cyclists amongst you!

It's a point of interest that kids may like to know that legend has it that historic serviceman Owain Lawgoch (known as Owain The Red Hand in the the Hundred Years' War) was entrusted to look after Mynydd Mawr, a well on the mountain.

Every day, after withdrawing enough water for he and his horse, Owain was always very careful to replace the stone slab which held back the water. However on one occasion he somehow completely forgot to do that and an absolute torrent of water poured down the side of the mountain! The resultant lake was hence named Llyn Lech Owain, meaning 'the lake of Owain's slab'! Puts that spilt fruit juice from breakfast time into perspective doesn't it?!


  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Church Road, Cross Hands, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 7NF, Wales


Click here to visit Llyn Llech Owain Country Park's website
01269 832229

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April - September
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 20:00

October - March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


Free admission

More Information

Eating information

April - September
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Parking facilities

Parking Charges
All Day: £1.50


A hidden gem

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by TheCat . 28.12.17

I visit Llyn Llech Owain regularly when visiting family nearby. Whatever the weather, it is a joy to walk the paths around this estate and to enjoy the peace and quiet. However, I have recently noticed a persistent trail of dog faeces on the woodland paths which have been left uncollected by irresponsible dog owners. One of the joys of LLO is that one feels close to nature and people should appreciate this instead of disrespecting the environment by leaving behind their litter, or worse, especially when so many people bring their children. Shame on these law breakers.

Dog mess and out of date website

1 star Rating 1 / 5

Written by Wayne . 08.05.19

Unbelievable ! This is one place I will NOT be going back to. A catalogue of issues. I've called the phone number on the website over 30 times this week to confirm some details before visiting for a days photography but no one ever answers the phone. The website states the parking charge is £1:50 per day which was confirmed by Carmarthernshire Council but this is wholly inaccurate. The charge is actually £3:10. A bit of a bugger as I only put the £1:50 I needed in the car. This resulted in me having to park half a mile away in the village as I couldn't pay for parking. Add to this the fact that there are numerous signs around the area stating "DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON LEADS" yet, of the dozens of mutts I saw, not one was on a lead. This level of "I DON'T CARE" attitude from inconsiderate dog walkers was also shown by the bags of dog mess thrown in bushes and hung on branches. An absolute shambles of a country park and certainly not worthy of the 100 mile round trip to get there.

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Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales

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