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. Discover Carmarthenshire in style 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. South West Wales Walking Festival National Wool Museum, Carmarthenshire Taking place in September, this month long line-up of cleverly planned walks is the ideal way to discover an area affectionately known as the Garden of Wales. They range from a village stroll starting at the National Wool Museum to a coastal walk beginning on Llansteffan Beach and culminating at a castle. Remember the Lady of the Lake 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. Enjoy poetry in motion 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. Visit 12th century castle ruins 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 and Mynydd y Garreg 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. The best of the coast 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. Mountains, rivers and meadows 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. Draw upon the drovers' directions 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. A quest in search of a Welsh wizard 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. Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Laugharne’s coast Travel writer David Atkinson walks the Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire. Top autumn walks in Wales Enjoy these awesome autumnal walks in Wales Best foot forward With over 270 organised walks in Wales this month, May is the month to get walking. Starlight, star bright The National Botanic of Wales is now a Dark Sky Discovery Site. Dylan Thomas Celebrating a centenary since poet Dylan Thomas’ birth Faith in West Wales Your guide to some fantastic places of faith to enjoy across West Wales.