Explore West Wales on foot

Wales is a great place to explore on foot, whether you’re a casual stroller or an experienced walker. The West Wales region of Carmarthenshire has everything from heritage trails to wildlife walks.

  • Gwendraeth Valley, Carmarthenshire

    Gwendraeth Valley, Carmarthenshire

    From the tramway path at Burry Port – which is one of several urban options – to the spectacular Black Mountain countryside skirted by the route around Llynfell, there are 30 superb walks to choose from here. They cover 2,200 kilometres of territory, including family outings and a church trail.

  • Llyn y Fan Fach in the Camarthenshire Fans mountain range, part of the western Brecon Beacons
    Llyn y Fan Fach and the Carmarthenshire Fans, Carmarthenshire by Paula J James

    The view from the Bannau Sir Gâr over Llyn Y Fan Fach, at the Western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, takes some beating. The lake is where a beautiful princess from the kingdom of the fairies was courted by a 13th century farmer. Choose from three walks.

  • View of Dylan Thomas' Boathouse in Laugharne

    Dylan Thomas' Boathouse, Laugharne 

     by Paula J James

    On 27th October 1944, Wales's best-known poet set off on a walk along the shoulder of Sir John's Hill, in the glorious coastal setting of Laugharne, on a journey he would describe in Poem in October. Follow in his footsteps and imagine the bracing air of celebration Dylan Thomas once felt.

  • Dinefwr Castle, Carmarthenshire
    Dinefwr Castle, Carmarthenshire

    Llandeilo is well worth further exploration. There are two walks of around 1.5 miles or five miles – the longer of the two includes a rewarding visit to Dinefwr Castle and its grounds, a National Trust property with 12th century castle ruins and a splendid 18th century country house.

  • Kidwelly Castle

    Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthenshire

    This moderate four-hour walk is full of spectacular sights: perhaps the highlight is Kidwelly Castle, which was founded right at the start of the 12th century. Footpaths wind around the idyllic nature reserve, the parish church dates from Norman times, and the town's Industrial Museum recalls its tinplate production past.

  • Llansteffan Beach in Carmarthenshire
    Llansteffan Beach, Carmarthenshire by discover carmarthenshire

    Covering three miles and taking two or three hours, this moderate walk will show you some of the finest coastal views and countryside Wales has to offer. The best bit might be the pretty village's castle ruins, built by the Norman conquerors 900 years ago. Iron Age remnants still remain.

  • Aerial view of Carreg Cennen with surrounding countryside

    Carreg Cennen Castle, Carmarthenshire

    You've got three walks to choose from here, weaving through castles, along rivers and into beautiful valleys and fields beneath the Black Mountain. Along the way you'll find Bronze Age cairns, castles, farmsteads, caves and – having built up your appetite – cawl and cheese in the gift shop.

  • Glyndwr's Way, Cambrian Mountains, Mid Wales

    Glyndwr's Way, Cambrian Mountains

    Follow in the footsteps of the drovers who once led herds across these rugged hills with a nine-mile moderate walk lasting around four-and-a-half hours. Your passionate guides are part of the Walk Cambrian Mountains campaign – expertly placed to give you an adventure around these magnificent paths and trails.

  • RSPB Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Carmarthenshire

    RSPB Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Carmarthenshire

    Numerous fanciful stories surround the 16th century legend of Twm Siôn Cati, a folklore hero whose quests saw him woo all he encountered before becoming Mayor of Brecon. Find out all about him on a challenging three-mile walk along the River Towy and up into the steep caves where he dwelled.