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Cicerone Guides: Walking in Carmarthenshire: 30 Day Walks Exploring the Mountains, Valleys and Coastline of South-West Wales

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone British Walking Guides

By: Jim Rubery(Author)

176 pages, 76 colour photos, 40 colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Oct 2015 | #226167 | ISBN-13: 9781852847371
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About this book

Walking in Carmarthenshire presents 30 contrasting day walks exploring the mountains, valleys and coastline of Carmarthenshire in south-west Wales. Ranging from 2 to 10 miles in length and suitable for walkers of all abilities, the routes introduce the varied walking on offer in this county, including parts of the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains. Alongside detailed route descriptions and clear OS mapping, Walking in Carmarthenshire is packed with interesting information about the places and heritage encountered. Notes on landscape, geology and wildlife of the area are included, and for each walk there is useful practical information on transport and refreshments. A county of contrasts with around 1850 miles of footpaths, Carmarthenshire is a walker's paradise. Highlights include the Black Mountains (Mynydd Du), the Teifi Valley, Camarthen Bay, the southwestern Coast, and 'Dylan Thomas Country' around Laugharne.


Landscape and geology
Nature reserves and wildlife habitats
Staying in Carmarthenshire
What to take
Maps and waymarking
Using this guide

In and around the Teifi Valley
Walk 1 Bronwydd and the Gwili Valley
Walk 2 Cenarth and Newcastle Emlyn
Walk 3 Drefach Felindre and the Woollen Trail
Walk 4 Llandysul and the Afon Tyweli

Castles, gardens and forests
Walk 5 Brechfa Forest West
Walk 6 National Botanic Garden and Paxton’s Tower
Walk 7 Dryslwyn, Aberglasney and Golden Grove
Walk 8 Llandeilo and Dinefwr Park

The Cambrians of Carmarthenshire
Walk 9 Dolaucothi
Walk 10 Cil-y-cwm
Walk 11 Cynghordy
Walk 12 Llandovery

The high mountains of Y Mynydd Du
Walk 13 Mynydd Myddfai
Walk 14 Usk Reservoir
Walk 15 Carn Goch and the Afon Sawdde
Walk 16 Carreg Cennen Castle
Walk 17 Carmarthen Fan
Walk 18 Foel Fraith and Garreg Lwyd

History and heritage
Walk 19 Loughor Bridge to Llanelli North Dock
Walk 20 Llanelli North Dock to Burry Port Harbour
Walk 21 Cwm Lliedi Reservoir and Parc Howard
Walk 22 Burry Port Harbour to Kidwelly
Walk 23 Kidwelly and the Gwendraeth Valley

Dylan Thomas country
Walk 24 Llansteffan Castle
Walk 25 Llansteffan and Wharley Point
Walk 26 Laugharne North
Walk 27 Laugharne South
Walk 28 Pendine to Amroth
Walk 29 Meidrim
Walk 30 Llanboidy
Appendix A Walk summary table
Appendix B Useful contacts

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Jim Rubery is a very keen participant in outdoor pursuits, having spent his spare time over the years climbing, mountaineering, walking, skiing, canoeing and even dabbling with caving and sailing. Jim has a regular walking column, 'Rambling with Rubery', in Yorkshire Life, Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life magazines. It is from his researches that his love of historical places has grown.

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