Llandre: St Michael’s Church
about this churchyard
St Michael’s Church is at the head of a picturesque valley where a small stream runs steeply through the woodland. The graveyard and woodland are rich in biodiversity and there are short walks introducing visitors to the natural, cultural and creative heritage of this site.
The lower graveyard (about 2 hectares in size) is sensitively managed and has both spring and summer meadow areas.
The church is associated with a holy well believed to have healing properties and with a very old yew tree, approximately 1,800 years old. It may therefore have been a much older early Christian or pagan site.
- Wildflower areas
- Wildlife haven
- Memorials with famous or infamous connections
- Stones with stories
- Fascinating monuments
- Great for fungi
- Birders paradise
- Lichen haven
- Peaceful space for quiet reflection
- Lovely lychgate
- Good accessibility to the lower churchyard
Dog friendly (please keep on a lead)
Suitable level access to the lower churchyard
St Michael’s Church
Open daily (10:00 – 17:30) all year round
Tel: 01970 820314
The lower churchyard is on a gentle slope with access to car parking at the bottom. The upper churchyard around the church can be accessed by parking either down the bottom where there are many steps up to the churchyard or there is a small parking area right outside the church. The majority of the upper churchyard is steeply sloped and wooded with narrow unsurfaced paths.
Benches with back and arm rests are available in the churchyard.
Baby changing facilities are available in the church.
Wheelchair accessible toilet in Church
Parking and Transport
Car parking at the top and bottom of the church/churchyard.
Hourly bus (number 415) service from Aberystwyth; bus stop 300 yards from Church
Pennau Craft and Coffee Shop, located in the village of Bow Street, 1 Km away
More information and external links
A Church heritage trail makes its way up through the extensive hillside graveyard providing a wonderful walk. In addition to the heritage trail, a poetry trail starts from the Lych-gate and leads up into the woods and returns to the church. The 17 poems all have been written by local people and some of those authors have links with the strong tradition of the Welsh National Eisteddfod.
This church is part of the Peaceful Places trail which highlights hidden gems to discover across North Ceredigion https://peaceful-places.com/welcome