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Swansea Group

We are Swansea Ramblers. Come with us and discover the pleasures of walking in the Swansea area and beyond. We look forward to seeing you on one of our walks.

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Overview

A walk in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas with views of countryside and coast as we walk from this atmospheric seaside town.

We will start at the foreshore car park beneath Laugharne Castle.  From here we’ll follow the coastal path as it takes us through farmland.

We then pass through the town and Brown’s Hotel (one of Dylan’s watering holes) and head towards St Martin’s Church.

In the churchyard we will visit Dylan’s grave with its simple wooden cross.

The walk continues alongside the River Taf to the Boat House.  We then return to the start below the Castle.

N.B. In places this walk will be very muddy.

Parking is at the foreshore pay and display car park, (£3 4-hours, £5 thereafter).  Alternative parking is 10 minutes’ walk away at St. Martin’s Church (£2 all day).

 

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to a local hostelry.

Saturday, 18 May 2024
Start time:
11:00 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
9.7km / 6.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Directions:  Take M4 then A40 West to Carmarthen.

Continue on A40 west out of Carmarthen.

At St. Clears, turn left onto A4066 for 4 miles, signposted Laugharne.

Drive through narrow streets of Laugharne and descend to the foreshore car park below the castle.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Car parking available
  • Dog friendly

Starting point

Grid reference:
SN 30148 10691
Nearest postcode:
SA33 4SS
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Start time:
11:00 am

Laugharne: Foreshore Car Park (Charge) | Lat/Long: 51.7690, -4.4628

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking