Welcome to Cwm Gwaun
The narrow, wooded valley of the River Gwaun curves southeast from Fishguard to its source in the Preseli Hills. Despite its proximity to Fishguard, Cwm Gwaun (Gwaun Valley; pronounced 'cum gwine') feels strangely remote and mysterious. Numerous ancient sites litter the valley and, famously, its inhabitants retain a soft spot for the Julian calendar, which was abandoned by the rest of Britain in 1752. During their New Year's celebrations (on 13 January, according to the usual calendar), local children walk from house to house singing traditional Welsh songs and are rewarded with sweets and money.
The valley's narrow lanes are best explored by bicycle or on foot. The valley has no public transport links.