Distance – 7.6km

Ascent – 217m

Cost £20

This varied and mostly flat walk around the Laugharne countryside initially follows the Wales Coast Path through woodland, allowing you to enjoy views over the Taf Estuary and listen to the multitude of coastal birds including curlews and oystercatchers. This section has been called ‘The Birthday Walk’ in honour of poet Dylan Thomas who lived in the town in his final years and wrote several works inspired by the landscape. There are several information boards and inscribed benches to bring his work to life.

The walk continues along the estuary, below the steep cliffs with far reaching views. After a steep woodland climb (the only steep section of the walk), the route continues through the fields and woods surrounding the town and brings you to St Martin’s Church with its imposing yew trees and the simple graves of Thomas and his wife Caitlin.

Back in town the walk finishes at the Boathouse and writing shed where he lived and wrote, overlooking the Estuary and next to Laugharne Castle. There are tea shops, pubs and a few shops in the town for the all-important post walk refreshment.

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