Yew Tree, West Wales
Yew Tree, West Wales

Yew Tree, West Wales

Yew Tree, West Wales

Wales has many types of ancient trees but we have decided to concentrate on yew trees not only because of their great age (some are believed to be thousands of years old) but also because of their cultural significance. On the map are twelve fantastic examples ranging from the yews at Discoed and Llangernyw which are believed to be as old as the pyramids to the remarkable Bleeding yew of Nevern and the wonderful Aberglasny yew tunnel. The trail can be started at any point and doesn’t necessarily need to be followed in order. Those who follow the trail will witness many magnificent ancient trees and some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery along the way. You could say it offers a journey through time you can stand next to trees which were possibly full grown in the Bronze age and others that definitely pre-date Christianity as well as a rich cultural experience.

Credits: Aberglasney