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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)

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 valley to the edge of the lakeside is a shorter less strenuous option.

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


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)


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)


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) 


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)

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)


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)