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Walking in Carmarthenshire

Nestled in a gorgeous corner of south west Wales is a walkers' paradise just waiting to be discovered. If you crave a fresh air experience in a landscape that is varied and diverse, then put on your walking boots and explore this fascinating county of contrast.

Carmarthenshire offers the perfect landscape whatever your ability and, of course, with the walking comes the complete package of everything this county has to offer - a heady mix of rural and coastal delights, all intertwined with history and tradition.

There are many different walks in Carmarthenshire, each with its own unique character. You can head south to try out some of the best coastal walks in Wales or go north for a more rugged, rural scene.

Carreg Cennen castle

Llyn Llech Owain

Llyn Llech Owain covers an area of 64 hectares and its central feature is the lake itself. Many paths are well surfaced and accessible to wheelchair users, and a specially constructed path allows safe access over the peat bog and around the lake, a forest track provides a longer walk.

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Sandy Water Park

A beautiful part of the award winning Millennium Coastal Park taking in the views of Gower, this traffic free path is ideal for buggies and wheelchairs and has adjacent car parking.

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Sunday Strolls - Easy to Moderate walks

Llansteffan

A delightful coastal walk taking in the imposing Norman Castle with staggering views across Carmarthen Bay and St Anthony’s well with its water reputed to cure many ills! 

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Llandeilo

A scenic walk through town and country. Highlights include St. Teilo's church, Dinefwr castle and Newton House. In May, enjoy the spectacle of Castle Woods in a carpet of Bluebells.

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Amman Valley riverside walk

This beautiful traffic-free riverside path extends nearly eight miles from Pantyffynnon to Cwmllynfell along the River Amman with great views to the Black and Betws Mountains and wonderful scenery

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Rhandirmwyn RSPB 

A woodland walk in the Dinas Nature Reserve at Rhandirmwyn that takes you alongside a roaring river that follows way-marked paths through oak woodlands to the River Tywi. It’s a great place to spot Red Kites and there are fantastic views of the river as it crashes through the valley.

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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.

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Laugharne

This delightful walk through Dylan Thomas country takes in the views of the Taf Estuary , the coastal salt marshes, and across the rolling hills of Carmarthenshire. Sections of the walk follow the Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk and the Wales Coast Path.

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Longer walks and Harder routes

Cwmdu

Cwmdu is a small but vibrant village in the heart of Carmarthenshire. At the centre of this picturesque village is the local pub and shop which have been run by the community since the year 2000. The paths pass through flower rich meadows with an abundance and diverse array of wild flowers which are Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

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Carreg Cennen

Enjoy a circular walk around this spectacularly positioned ruined castle in Carmarthenshire high above the river on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The dramatic and very photogenic Carreg Cennen Castle was voted the most romantic castle in Wales by viewers of the BBC's Countryfile programme.

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Pendine - Amroth

Pendine, whose dunes have witnessed motor history multiple times, as land speed records have been made and broken there. With the landscape of spectacular cliffs and beaches you will leave Carmarthenshire, and enter Pembrokeshire at Amroth. 

NB. This is a linear walk

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Drefach - Felindre

A village in the north of the county and in the 19th and early 20th century it was an important centre for the woollen industry and was given the name “the Huddersfield of Wales”. The old mills and workshops line the three Fast Flowing steams that once provided the power for the machinery. 

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Carmarthen Fans

A strenuous walk rewarding in magnificent views of Llyn y Fan Fach, with a connection to folklore legend 'The lady of the lake'. On the way to Llyn y Fan Fach stop and watch the jumping trout in the Weir/ Hatchery. A shorter walk up the river along the valley to the edge of the lakeside is a shorter less strenuous option.

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Brechfa Forest Garden - Abergorlech

 The forest garden at Brechfa Forest is made up of half of the tree species that are able to grow in the British Isles. They were planted by the Forestry Commission in the last century to assess how well they grew in Britain. All the walking trails at Brechfa Forest are way-marked and start from the car park.

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Heart of Wales Line 

The Heart of Wales Line has trundled slowly and scenically between Swansea and Shrewsbury for over 150 years. Now, it’s providing fun for walkers too. Completed in 2019, the Heart of Wales Line Trail is a 225km hiking route that shadows the tracks, winding between stations and through miles of wonderful Welsh countryside.

Wales Coast Path

Pendine,whose dunes have witnessed motor history multiple times, as land speed records have been made and broken there. With the landscape of spectacular cliffs and beaches you will leave Carmarthenshire, and enter Pembrokeshire!

More County walks -

Walks without links, these leaflets can be picked up at our tourist information centre.

Llangain

Llangennech

Llwynywermod

Nantgaredig & Pontargothi

Newcastle Emlyn to Cenarth

Pontyates

Talley