Winter Picnic Guide

With no need for a cool box and less people about to spoil the view, wintery picnics aren’t as mad as they sound!

While everyone else hibernates why not make the most of nature’s most beautiful spots - wrap up warm, grab a thermos of soup or cawl and enjoy the fresh air and uninterrupted views of a river valley, beach, waterfall, castle or forest.

Our Winter Picnic Guide is about embracing the chill, layering up and making the most of the shorter daylight hours by following in the footsteps of the Scandinavians who, despite a much colder climate than ours, eat outside whenever they can.

Pin point your preferred spot with Carmarthenshire from 10 of the best spots in the county, from mountain top to river estuary. Tips on where to roll out the picnic rug and pop open a flask for the ultimate in wintery outdoor dining.

Locations include romantic Scott’s Bay, lofty Paxton’s Tower, mystical Brechfa Forest and even the banks of the River Teifi at Cenarth. These are our favourite places to enjoy the crisp fresh air whilst sipping a cup of warming cawl, a hunk of bread and the best Welsh chocolate you can lay your hands on. Celebrate winter with dramatic views of the Carmarthenshire countryside and coast.