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Ramblers Cymru’s improving access in Llanybydder

The Ramblers Cymru flagship project, Paths to Wellbeing, which is working with the community in Llanybydder, Carmarthenshire recently opened up the path at Pen-Lan.

Unfortunately, the path had become flooded after fly tipping had taken place in the local stream with bags of rubbish polluting the water and causing it to disperse over the paths, making it impossible for people to walk there.

Thankfully Ramblers Cymru’s project officer Zoe Richards and local volunteers managed to remove the bags and restore access to the path once again.

South West Wales Paths to Wellbeing officer Zoe said: “We have been working closely with the community in Llanybydder to develop nine new local walking routes so that more people can enjoy the health benefits of being outdoors and access to nature locally.

“The project has been working hard to remove overgrown vegetation and install gates on many of the developed routes, making them more accessible. This is when we came across the path that was completely flooded, so we decided to take-action.”

Nathanial James Project officer at the West Wales Rivers Trust said: “The volunteers and staff at Ramblers Cymru have really gone above and beyond to clear the river clearing it and making it a place where people can walk and nature can thrive once more.”

The Paths to Wellbeing project is working with 18 communities, local authorities and partner organisations including Coed Cadw and the Wildlife Trust across Wales to improve access and nature and put walking at the heart of communities.