Discovering Carmarthenshire
AT A GLANCE

September 2014

Events could be subject to amendment, please verify with event organisers.

September

'STEPtember' 2014 Walking Festival - Ceredigion (3 walks in Carmarthenshire)

Various locations.
All walks are FREE. Click here for a PDF guide. Click here for an online digital flip book version. Cambrian Mountains walking video - youtu.be/VB1aUtKDC98.

  • Mon 1st - Mynydd Mallaen Cilycwm-Drovers walk, meet at Llandovery Car Park, 9am, 9 miles (moderate), leader - 01550 720251.
  • Mon 8th - Twm Sion Cati Cave walk, meet at Llandovery Car Park, 9am, 3 miles (hard), leader - 01550 720251.
  • Wed 17th - Llanerchindda Farm Cynghordy, meet at Llanerchindda Farm, 10.30am, 7 miles (moderate), leader 01558 822960.

walkcambrianmountains.co.uk   07748 675798

September

Scarlets Heritage Tour

Parc y Scarlets, Pemberton Retail Park, Llanelli SA14 9UZ.
The Scarlets heritage tour lasts approximately 45 to 75 minutes. Provides the option of guided or unguided. 10% discount for group bookings of 10 or more. Every Wednesday and Friday afternoon, every week. The Trail at Parc y Scarlets provides a range of visitor experiences and learning opportunities from 1872 onwards using audio, visual and interactive software methods to tell the story of Llanelli and its world famous rugby club.
scarletsheritage.co.uk   
01554 783900   scarlets.co.uk

September

Artist In Residence - Peter John Jones

Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Dylan's Walk, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire SA33 4SD.
The exhibition will be aseries of paintings portraying the artist’s response to the writing of Dylan Thomas. Exhibition Unveiling - Sunday 31st August 2014. 6pm - 8pm.
dylanthomasboathouse.com  01994 427420

1 - 30 September

Events at the National Botanic Gardens

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HN.

  • 1 - 30 September - Members bring a Friend Free.
  • 6 & 7 September - Wales Orchid Festival. Stunning displays of beautiful orchids plus tours round of our Tropical House and talks with tips from experts.
  • 12 September - SA31 Day. Free entry to anyone who lives in this postcode area - do bring proof please like a utility bill or council tax bill.
  • 13 & 14 September - Chrysanthemum Weekend. An exhibition of special blooms.

Lifelong Learning Courses (01558 667150):

  • 13 & 14 September - Woodturning.
  • 20 September - Flower Arranging.
  • 27 September - Ceramics.

Courses In The Garden This Summer:

  • 9 September - How to Get Started Growing Your Own.
  • 16 September - The Wonders of Compost.
  • 20 & 24 September - Seed Saving in the Vegetable Garden.
  • 30 September - Winter Containers.

gardenofwales.org.uk  01558 668768

4 - 25 September

Events at the Gwili Steam Railway

Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen SA33 6HT.

  • Sept 4, 11, 18 & 25 - Afternoon Tea.
  • Sept 7 & 21 - Sunday Lunch Train.

gwili-railway.co.uk  01267 238213

6 September

Kidwelly targa rally

Pembrey Circuit, Pembrey SA16 OHZ.
barcwales.com  01554 891042

6 - 7 September

Carmarthen Park Summer Events

Carmarthen.

  • 6 September - 10.00am-4.00pm. Baby Bug Slide and Babyland Fun.
  • 7 September - 1.00-3.00pm. Carmarthen Symphonic Wind Band.
  • 7 September - 10.00am-4.00pm. Crazy Caterpillar Assault Course.

carmarthentowncouncil.gov.uk  01267 235205

7, 14 & 21 September

Car Boot Sale

The Showground, Nantyci, Carmarthen SA33 5DR.
unitedcounties.org  01267 232141

13 & 14 September

Heritage Open Weekend

Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6RT.
Enjoy all that Dinefwr’s parkland and Newton House has to offer for FREE.
nationaltrust.org.uk  01558 824512

13 & 14 September

N.G.motorcycle road racing

Pembrey Circuit, Pembrey SA16 OHZ.
.barcwales.com  01554 891042

20 & 21 September

Focused Events Track Day Bikes

Pembrey Circuit, Pembrey SA16 OHZ.
.barcwales.com  01554 891042

21 September

Vintage Day at Dinefwr

Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6RT.
Come and see a wide selection of classic and vintage cars, tractors, lorries, engines and much more in the grounds of Dinefwr Park.
nationaltrust.org.uk  01558 824512

25 September

Steam Rally Event

Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA16 0EJ.
pembreycountrypark.com  01554 742424

26 September

Special Event - "Only Words" An Evening With Mererid Hopwood

Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Dylan's Walk, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire SA33 4SD.
Mererid Hopwood lives in Carmarthen. Having studied in Aberystwyth, Salamanca, Freiburg and London, she joined the teaching staff at the German Department in the University of Swansea. She is now senior lecturer in University of Wales, Trinity St David. Her main interest lies in the arts and in literature in particular. She has won the Chair and Crown for poetry and the Literature Medal at the National Eisteddfod. Event starts at 6.45pm. Tickets - £12.50 to include a light supper.
dylanthomasboathouse.com  01994 427420

27 September

Motorsport events track days

Pembrey Circuit, Pembrey SA16 OHZ.
barcwales.com  01554 891042

27 September

West Wales Rainbow Run

Pendine Beach.
5km fun run. £10 per person or £30 for a group or family of 5 (Family group must have at least 2 adults). The event is open to all ages from 8 years upwards - under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Come along wearing a white t-shirt (and running gear you don’t mind getting messy) and you will leave with a smile on your face and every colour of the rainbow! You’ll run through stations of colour where you will be showered with different coloured powder paints. You don't have to be an Olympic athlete; a reasonable level of fitness will get you round the route, with a lot of laughter helping you along the way. Register your interest for our West Wales Rainbow Run Pendine, Carmarthenshire today and we will reserve your space... we will not be taking payment for entries on this event until Thursday 24 July, so by completing the on-line form (link below), you are committing to taking part, raising the required £50 in sponsorship and paying the £10 or £30 entries fee when we send you the new payment link later this month.
tyhafan.org  029 2053 2199

27 & 28 September

Llandovery Sheep Festival

Llandovery.
llandoverysheepfestival.co.uk.com

27 & 28 September

Miniature Rail and Road Rally

Pembrey Country Park.
Llanelli and District Model Engineers will be hosting their 9th Miniature Rail and Road rally at Pembrey Country Park on the 27th & 28th of September 2014. The event which has grown significantly over recent years and will now include Miniature steam traction engines, steam and diesel railway locos in 5 and 7.25 guage running on our 2 railways, motorcycles, cars, commercial vehicles, tractors, stationary engines, childrens amusements, craft stalls and demonstrations. Full catering facilities available throughout the weekend. Set inside the beautiful country park, with its other attractions make it a wonderful and interesting day out for all the family. Normal park admission charges apply, there are no additional charges for the rally.
ldme.co.uk  07970 597412

28 May

Flea Market at the Showground

The United Counties Showground at Carmarthen SA33 5DR.
10am to 4pm.
towyevents.co.uk