Wales Coast Path - THE CARMARTHENSHIRE BIT!
The 5th of May 2012 saw the launch of the 870 mile Wales Coast Path. The path will provide a continuous walking route around the whole of Wales - from the outskirts of Chester in the north to Chepstow in the south.
Region 'F' of the Wales Coast Path
Bynea to Discovery Centre - 10km linear walk.
This stretch of the coast path offers you everything you need, from great attractions offering a break from your walk, to great food, as well as welcoming places to stay. The Wales Coast Path follows the celebrated Millennium Coastal Park’s Cycle and walking path on this section of the walk.
Sandy Water Park & The Mabinogion Woods Sculpture Trail
Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli SA15 2LF.
Large lake with interesting birdlife and numerous swans, including a trail through the woods with Mabinogion inspired sculptures.
Millennium Coastal Park
Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre
Llwynhendy, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 9SH.
Fantastic bird sanctuary, even has flamingos, feed the birds, café, toilets.
wwt.org.uk 01554 741087
Discovery Centre (Llanelli) to Kidwelly - approx. 20km walk.
Burry Port, Pembrey and Kidwelly all have great places to stay and plenty of places to eat. If you deserve a break from walking, the attractions offer great distractions!
Burry Port Marina, Amelia Earhart Monument.
Pembrey Country Park, Wales’ longest beach, Cefn Sidan at 8 miles long, huge forest, miniature railway, horseriding, dry ski slope, toboggan ride, pitch and put and others. 01554 742424.
Pembrey Motor Racing Circuit, the home of Welsh motorsport, regular car bike and truck races. 01554 891042.
Kidwelly Castle, formidable medieval fortress, guarding the town. 01554 890104.
Tinplate Museum, interesting museum about the local tinplate industry. 01554 891078 / 01267 228696.
Kidwelly to Ferryside - 6km, linear walk
On Leaving Kidwelly, you’ll walk on both footpaths and quiet country roads, the route takes you through farmland and through the pretty village of Llansaint, then to Ferryside. Both villages have great places to eat.
Ferryside Beach, Great views to Llansteffan Castle and over Carmarthen Bay.
Ferryside to Carmarthen - 12km linear walk
This section of the coast path takes you from Ferryside, following the course of the Tywi, along quiet country roads and picturesque paths into the centre of Carmarthen.
Carmarthen Castle a medieval fortress with a fascinating and turbulent history, overlooks the town centre, with Castle House Information Centre, an old police station inside the castle walls offering interesting displays detailing the Police Stations’ history and even has real cells!
Carmarthen Roman Amphitheatre, Priory Street, Carmarthen.
Carmarthenshire County Museum, Abergwili, Carmarthen 01267 228696.
Numerous small independent shops and larger high street brands such as Debenhams and Marks and Spencer.
Great indoor provision market at Carmarthen, fantastic for local food and drink.
Two fantastic art galleries, both near St Peters Church, The Oriel Myrddin Gallery, and opposite, the King Street Gallery.
Carmarthen to Llansteffan - 12km linear walk
This section of the path takes you from the bustling town of Carmarthen to the seaside town of Llansteffan. The path follows the river Tywi and detours to visit the nature reserve at Green Castle Woods, before ending in Llansteffan.
Green Castle Woods, managed by the Woodlands Trust, the coast path goes through the woods.
Llansteffan Castle, a medieval fortress, perched on a hill dominating the town, a great place to take a breather!
Llansteffan to St Clears - 12km linear walk.
The path takes you from Llansteffan to the pleasant market town of St Clears. The path follows the Taf River after leaving Llansteffan, passed its castle and through the National Trust’s peaceful farmland at Wharley Point.
Llety Cynin Leisure Club (incorporating Lolfa Cynin - B&B) 01994 231516.
The Gate Craft Centre, local crafts and a café. 01994 232726.
Hughes the Butcher, St Clears 01994 230062.
Eynons, St Clears 0800 7315816.
St Clears to Laugharne - 7km linear walk.
The path follows the the River Taf, through farmland and along country paths. On entering Laugharne you will pass Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse, where he spent the last years of his life. Whilst here, you might like to take a stroll along the Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk.
Dylan Thomas Boathouse, 01994 427420.
Tin Shed Experience, Second World War Museum, 07970827681 or 07974 106157.
Corran Books 01994 427444.
Browns Hotel 01994 427320.
Laugharne to Amroth - 13km.
The walk will take you along Dylan Thomas’ Birthday walk as you leave Laugharne, before taking you to Pendine, you will then climb to the top of Gilman Point, where the expanse of the beach is breathtaking, you’ll then descend to Morfa Bychan, before climbing again to the top of Ragwen Point and then along the clifftops to Marros and finally to Amroth with its great beach. You will then leave Carmarthenshire, and enter Pembrokeshire!
Museum of Speed, History of Pendine’s Land Speed Records 01994 453488.
Pendine Beach, one of the longest in Wales, miles of golden sand and great rockpooling opportunities.