Day 038 : Llansteffan – Laugharne

A walk from castle to castle in Carmarthenshire.


Llansteffan Castle sits above the beach on the River Tywi across the river from Ferryside, where I was the day before.

The wide sands of the estuary used to be worked by cockle pickers but is now restricted to helo conservation. Although famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, he spent a lot of his childhood in this area, where many of his family come from. I wonder if there are still any family connections.


After walking through the woods above Scott’s Bay and passing St. Anthony’s cottage, I turn inland towards St. Clears to cross the estuary of the River Tal. I stop at a lovely spot on the quayside of the local boating club for my lunch.


As I approach Laugharne through the woods, I meet three ladies sat reading. I asked if they were reading poetry, but no, just some modern day thrillers. Anyway, I have to thank these ladies for there donation. It was nice talking to you all.


As I entered Laugharne the boathouse was shut, so just a few pictures of the castle.

I have to mention Ken, who with his family owns the Pant-yr-athro hostel where I stayed for a few nights. He was good company, easy going and a world traveller, a free spirit. I have to say how much I enjoyed our chats and he made my stay very pleasant.