Meander Through Sleepy Towns and Rolling Fields in Carmarthen

Camarthen Walking holidays follow the region’s coast, weaving and detouring through woodland tracks, with overnight stays in the peaceful towns and villages you cross paths with on your journey. The area is also one of the most important conservation areas in the UK, with its unspoiled countryside and coastline a sanctuary for wildlife and fauna.

Highlights
  • The impressive Laugharne, Kidwelly and Llansteffan castles
  • Dylan Thomas heritage sites
    • Browns, where he would write/drink for long stretches daily (the stool he sat at is still there)
    • Saint Martin's Church, a beautiful building where he is buried with his wife Caitlin
  • National Botanic Gardens Wales, situated near Llanarthney in the Towy Valley
  • Pendine Sands, where Sir Malcolm Campbell set the land speed record in 1927
  • Fine views over Laugharne and the Taf Estuary from Wharley Point 
  • 7 nights
  • 74 mls (view km)
  • Amroth, South-West Wales
  • Easy - Moderate
  • Mar to Oct
  • £515

Nature Hikes with Carmarthen Walking Holidays

As your route meets iron age forts, long stretches of secluded coast and sleepy villages scattered along the path, you'll find yourself walking through a quintessential Welsh rural landscape, where the day to day  is kept at a more relaxed and gentle pace.

The coastline often diverts inland to woodland area, which in spring gives way to fields of wild flowers that lift the scenery and overrun the walls of the paths edge. The sandy tracks you follow give you panoramic views out over where the Tâf estuary meets the oncoming sea - from the east side of Carmarthen bay. In fact, you have an enviable vantage point of this very spot from the balcony of the Dylan Thomas Boathouse in Laugharne.

Path Walkthrough

Carmarthenshire Coast Path walk map
Our walking routes in Carmarthenshire take you from Amroth to Pen-clawdd

From Amroth the path gently zig-zags around the slopes of Marros Beacon, before dropping along the vast stretches of beach at Pendine Sands. At Saundersfoot the route turns inland (to avoid a large firing range) before meeting Laughrne, where there is a short, scenic stretch of coast before forced back inland towards St.Clears. There’s a glorious stretch of sands (Scott's Bay) beside the route toward Llansteffan – a small diversion off the official coast path.

From there the route skirts the sea, running inland where through Carmarthen your path is comprised of dense woodland, fields, farms and villages until approaching Ferrypoint. From Ferrypoint, the path turns inland again for a short stretch where you can catch glimpses of the Gwendraeth estuary around Kidwelly. Pass The National Wetland Centre (popular with birdwatchers) on your route into Llanelli.

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Carmarthen Bay Walking Holiday Itineraries

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing, single person supplements apply.

Amroth to Penclawdd

Length - 74 miles/118km ¦ Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

CodeDurationStart Price 
CAR17 nights, 6 days£595 (pp)View Itinerary

Amroth to Llanelli

Length - 63 miles/101km ¦ Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

CodeDurationStart Price 
CAR26 nights, 5 days£515 (pp)View Itinerary

Prices based on two people sharing

Amroth to Penclawdd

Seven nights, Six days
Holiday Code: CAR1
Price: £595 (pp)
Solo walker supplement: £30 (pn)
DaysLocationDistance
Day 1Arrival Amroth
Day 2Amroth to Laugharne10 miles/16 km
Day 3Laugharne to Llansteffan15 miles/24 km
Day 4Llansteffan to Carmarthen        9 miles/14.5 km
Day 5Carmarthen to Kidwelly             14 miles/22.5 km
Day 6Kidwelly to Llanelli15 miles/24km
Day 7Llanelli to Penclawdd                    11 miles/17.5km
Day 8Depart Penclawdd

Itinerary Information: Seven nights accommodation with six days walking. Arrive on day one in Amroth, walk from day two and leave Penclawdd on the morning of day eight.

Departure Dates: This itinerary can be walked any time between Mar to Oct. You simply choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

Rest Days: Should you wish, rest days can be taken at stops along the route, view details.

What's Included: view full details.

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Amroth to Llanelli

Six nights, Five days
Holiday Code: CAR2
Price: £515 (pp)
Solo walker supplement: £30 (pn)
DaysLocationDistance
Day 1Arrival Amroth
Day 2Amroth to Laugharne10 miles/16 km
Day 3Laugharne to Llansteffan15 miles/24 km
Day 4Llansteffan to Carmarthen        9 miles/14.5 km
Day 5Carmarthen to Kidwelly             14 miles/22.5 km
Day 6Kidwelly to Llanelli15 miles/24km
Day 7Depart Llanelli

Itinerary Information: Six nights accommodation with five days walking. Arrive on day one in Amorth, walk from day two and leave on morning of day seven.

Departure Dates: This itinerary can be walked any time between Mar to Oct. You simply choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

Rest Days: Should you wish, rest days can be taken at stops along the route, view details.

What's Included: view full details.

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  • What's Included?

    We include:

    • Accommodation provided in high standard B&Bs, farmhouses and small local inns, with en-suite or private facilities where available
    • Breakfast included in price
    • Flexible itinerary with choice of daily distances to suit requirements
    • Walk pack including Trail Guide, itinerary, accommodation directions, local interest leaflets and holiday planning
    • Daily luggage transfers

    Optional:

    • Packed lunches provided
    • In-house evening meals where available, or choose from a selection of local inns and restaurants
    • Extra rest day to explore the local and surrounding areas at your leisure - tell us what you have in mind and we'd be more than happy to arrange a day out during or at the end of your holiday
    • Upgraded accommodation - prices to be advised
  • Price Info.

    Recommended location for Rest Day is Carmarthen, or Laugharne.

    Please note that it may be necessary to stay at some locations for 2 nights.  This is due to accommodations only accepting 2 night bookings at busy times or where there is no accommodation in remote areas. In such cases, transfers between the path and your accommodation will be included in your holiday cost.

    Bank Holidays & Short notice bookings may incur extra charges.

    Rest Days: From £45.00 pp per night

    Single supplements:

    Single person bookings: £30.00 per night

    Where singles are walking as part of a larger group and are willing to share a Walk Pack: single room occupancy supplements will apply.

    Holiday arrival/departure dates

    You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.  We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.

    Postage Overseas: £5.00 (Europe), £10.00 (Rest of the World) per walk pack.

  • Getting There

    Westbound travellers by train can change at Swansea for Saundersfoot, other train services typically have to make a change at Bristol Parkway for Swansea first.

    The nearest railway station to Penclawdd is Gowerton, easily reached by bus from the village. Here, services head westbound towards Llanelli (where they continue to either West Wales or to Shrewsbury) and eastbound towards Swansea.

    There are regular services between Carmarthen, Cardiff and London towards Milford Haven.

  • Best Time to Travel

    The weather along the west of  Wales is prone to wet weather, with short outbursts of rainfall a possibility throughout the course of the year.

    A large stretch of Pendine Sands will be closed intermittently due to MOD activity, to plan the best time to visit the area consult the weekly forecast.

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