River Walks

Rivers mean lush valleys and interesting wildlife.... So pack your binoculars and lace up your walking boots to discover Carmarthenshire’s unique landscape on foot. From lakeside walks to riverside rambles, we have a walk to entice you.

Cenarth to Newcastle Emlyn

Connecting two of the Teifi Valley’s most historic settlements, Cenarth and Newcastle Emlyn, this walk passes through attractive countryside along the Teifi Valley.

Download the walking map for Newcastle Emlyn to Cenarth (2.4MB,pdf)

Brechfa Forest

The riverside walk is one of six walks that feature in the Brechfa Forest walks leaflet. This short woodland trail along the scenic river Gorlech.

Download the walking leaflet for Brechfa Forest (8.7MB,pdf)

Carmarthen

This walk takes in the historic town of Carmarthen and The River Towy, one of the foremost rivers in Wales, has a very high conservation status being both a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and a Special Area of Conservation.

Download the walking map for Carmarthen (711KB,pdf)

Llandovery

The town of Llandovery owes its origin to its position at an important bridging point on the River Tywi. The river footpaths along the Towy offer delightful views and a wide variety of wildlife and wild flowers.

Download the walking map for Llandovery (2.1MB,pdf)

Kidwelly

A variety of walks await you in Kidwelly, this legendary town. From the striking castle on the banks of the river Gwendraeth, to the industrial heritage that shaped the town. Home to the Welsh Boadicea, artist JMW Turner and modern day legend rugby player Ray Gravell.

Download the walking map for Kidwelly (776KB,pdf)

Llangennech

Follow the path of the Afon Morlais from Troserch woods through Llangennech to the coast where the walk links with the Millennium Coastal Park.  

Download the walking map for Llangennech part 1(1.3MB,pdf)

Download the walking map for Llangennech part 2(1.3MB,pdf) 

Llandysul

The market town of Llandysul sits on the banks of the river Teifi. South of the river is some of the most splendid countryside in Carmarthenshire. Steep, wooded slopes rise from the River Teifi and two of its tributaries, the Tyweli and the Gwyddil, and there are stunning views from the hilltops above.

Download the walking map for Llandysul (734KB,pdf)

Ammanford

Golwg-yr-Aman forms part of the traffic free riverside walk from Ammanford to Brynaman, a distance of around 14km. 

Download the walking map for Golwg-yr-Aman part 1(3.8MB,pdf)

Download the walking map for Golwg-yr-Aman part 2(4.9MB,pdf)

Nantgaredig

The circular walk to the west of the attractive little village of Llanegwad offers a gentle stroll on fairly even ground. It is approximately 3.5km (2.25 miles) long and provides picturesque views along the Towy valley.

Download the walking map for Nantgaredig (752KB,pdf)

 

Llyn y Fan

A strenuous walk rewarding in magnificent views of Llyn y Fan Fach, with a connection to folklore legend 'The lady of the lake'. A shorter walk up the river along the the valley to the edge of the lakeside is a shorter less strenuous option.

Download the walking map for Llyn y Fan (413KB,pdf)

Ynys Dawela Nature Park

Ynys Dawela Nature Park nestles in the upper reaches of the Amman Valley. Its northern boundary is the Brecon Beacons National Park with the rugged backdrop of the Black Mountain. By contrast, the river Amman, with its fringe of ancient oak woodland, forms its southern boundary.

Download the walking map for Ynys Dawela Nature Park (1.4MB,pdf)

Swiss Valley

The upper and Lower Lliedi reservoirs nestle in picturesque Swiss Valley, just north of Llanelli. The cycleway is open to both cyclists and walkers and is surfaced along its entire length with tarmac. It therefore provides a suitable surface and gradient for wheelchair users or the less able walker.

Download the walking map for Swiss Valley part 1(8.3MB,pdf)

Download the walking map for Swiss Valley part 2(9.2MB,pdf)