Tucked away in the steep sided valley of the
river Cerwyn are five pools. According to tradition, each of the pools was used for bathing by one of the five
saints which give Llanpumsaint its name.
The water here was said to have healing powers and the pools were used by druids and early Christians
for ceremonial purposes.
Even as late as the 17th Century people would flock to the pools on St Peter's Day, the 21st
June for relief and healing. This earned the area the title of 'The Lourdes of Carmarthenshire'.
The area is now neglected and all-but-fogotten but for over a thousand
years it was an important site of pilgrimage for the faithful.