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Llyn Llech Owain Country Park

4 star Rating 4/5 (1 review)

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

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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.

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