How to find us
Use your Sat Nav or believe Google Maps if you must, but be prepared to be sent on many a wild goose chase on very narrow roads. Much better to follow the directions below!
This is the view when you have almost arrived.
Nant y Bedd is to be found 4.5 miles up the road towards the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, in the area known as Fforest Coal Pit, Abergavenny.
For those who still use proper OS maps the grid reference is SO 25705 26869.
If you trust more modern methods, you can get here using library.skies.model on What3Words
We are about equidistant from Abergavenny and Crickhowell, both around 10 miles away.
From ABERGAVENNY or HEREFORD areas take the A465 Abergavenny to Hereford road and turn off into LLANFIHANGEL CRUCORNEY.
By the Skirrid Inn (in Llanfihangel Crucorney) turn down the hill (following signs for Llanthony), bear left at the bottom of the hill and continue for about a mile, passing under a railway bridge. Turn left at the signpost for Fforest Coal Pit, Partrishow and Llanbedr.
After a mile and a half you will arrive at Five Ways junction. Take the road to the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, passing the (Grade II listed) grey telephone box and continue over the river for 4.5 miles.
From CRICKHOWELL, turn up by the Fire Station and initially follow signs to Llanbedr. Do not turn into Llanbedr, but follow signs to Fforest Coal Pit (sometimes just Fforest). There is also a red edged sign to Grwyne Fawr at one junction, follow this one not the Grwyne Fawr on the bigger fingerpost. You will come to ‘the house in the middle of the road’. Bear left and left again down the hill and you will come to Five Ways Junction. Take the road to the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, passing the (Grade II listed) grey telephone box and continue over the river for 4.5 miles.
Travelling from HAY on WYE it is probably easiest to approach from the Crickhowell direction via Talgarth. The Llanthony valley is very narrow and can be extremely congested in Summer.
It really is only 4.5 miles from Five Ways to Nant y Bedd, but will seem further if you are not familiar with the area. Don’t give up! Keep an eye open for these small signs at strategic points.
The house is on the left hand side next to a small red Post Box. Please park on the right hand side alongside the black roofed barn. See picture above – and maybe print it off and bring it with you! There’s no mobile signal here so your phone won’t help.
If you insist on using your Sat Nav, it will probably tell you you have arrived opposite a house called Ty Hir. Keep going for another half a mile and you will be at Nant y Bedd
IMPORTANT UPDATE: If you are planning to arrive via Hay-on-Wye during the ten weeks starting 24th May 2023, you will not be able to use the road from Hay to Llanthony via Gospel Pass due to major road repair works. The route from Hay to Nant-y-Bedd for that time period will be via Talgarth and Crickhowell. To be honest, unless you really enjoy reversing on very narrow lanes, the Talgarth route from Hay is probably always the best!