9. Llanybydder

River at Llanybyther

South of Lampeter the Teifi makes a series of broad meanders through the wide valley. Llanybydder is situated on the east side of the valley with high hills at its back, Mynydd Llanllwni and Mynydd Pencarreg. As with many of the towns along the Teifi, the bridge here straddles the county border between Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire.

Llanybydder is best-known for The West Wales Horse Sale, which is held here on the last Thursday of every month. The sale has been running for over a hundred years, trading in horses to the changing demands of the market: from Cart and Shire horses, to Pit Ponies, cobs for hunting, horses for pulling First World War guns, and race horses. Around 4000 horses pass through the market each year.

Llanybydder grid ref.: SN522441

Parking: Car Park near the river, or roadside. Central car park.

Bus: T1 Service to Carmarthen and T1C service ( Cardiff to Aberystwyth). For a timetable see: www.ceredigion.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=483

Facilities: A small range of shops, businesses and pubs, and a bank (open Monday and Thursdays 10am to 3 pm)