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Guidebook to 30 walking routes (2 to 10 miles) in Carmarthenshire, south Wales, including sections of the Carmarthenshire Coast Path. Walks for all abilities, including coastal, river, forest and hill walks in the Cambrian Mountains, Tywi Valley, Y Mynydd Du (Black Mountains) and Brecon Beacons. Easy access from Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea.


The walks can be done at any time of year, but the drier months from April to October would suit the higher mountain walks.


Most of the walks can be reached, either by car or public transport, from Carmarthen, Llandeilo, Llanelli and Llandovery


The walks are organised by level of difficulty, based on length, amount of ascent and the type of terrain they cover. Some are quite short with little effort required, others require considerably more time and can be quite challenging, as they head out into open country where knowledge of map and compass use is highly recommended.

Must See

With mile upon mile of golden sands, breathtaking mountain scenery, fast-flowing rivers, quiet upland lakes, attractive market towns, extensive tracts of forest, evocative castle ruins, empty country lanes and a rich industrial heritage, it is not surprising that Carmarthenshire is fast becoming a walking hotspot.
1 Oct 2015
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.10cm

A guidebook to 30 day walks in Carmarthenshire in south Wales, including parts of the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park and the Carmarthenshire Coast Path. The walks are mostly circular and vary in difficulty, from short, easy walks to more challenging routes in open country, with something for all levels of experience and fitness.

The walks range from 5–17km (3–11 miles) in length and take between 2 and 7 hours to complete. They are organised into six geographical areas covering the northwest of the county, the central region, the Cambrian Mountains, Y Mynydd Du (the Black Mountain), and Carmarthen Bay east and west.

  • 1:50,000 OS maps included for each walk
  • Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket
  • Refreshment and public transport options are given for each walk
  • Information given on local geology and wildlife
  • Easy access from Carmarthen, Llandeilo, Llanelli and Llandovery

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Jim Rubery Cicerone author RUBERY

By Jim Rubery

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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