Carpenters Arms Circular Walk
1.6 Miles – Difficulty = Easy
1.6 Miles – Difficulty = Easy
This is a nice easy walk with a few gradients thrown in just to get the heart pumping a little, it is only 1.6 miles and is classified as easy for all ages and abilities.
Starting off from The Carpenters Arms Bar & Grill carpark there is a pathway for the first couple of hundred yards, there is a need then to cross the road and walk towards the on coming traffic.
Once you come to the top of the hill you can then cross the road by the school and proceed towards Stoney Way which is a pathway that will lead you into the heart of Laugharne known locally as the Grist where you will see a cross erected in the centre which can be viewed in the picture gallery below.
On the Grist you now turn left and head down Water Street until you come to a fork in the road, on the fork turn right and head up the road known as the Butts, the Butts Road is comprised of old cottages and is a very nice part of the walk.
Once you come to the end of the Butts road just keep on following it on the right and head across Newbridge Road, this stretch includes a small picturesque stream heading under the road and a playing park for the children of a comparable size which can also be seen in the gallery below.
Once you reach the top of Newbridge Road you come to a T-Junction adjoining King Street, if you look to the left you can see the famous Browns Hotel where the famous poet Dylan Thomas drank on a regular basis, if you then look to the right you can see the Corporation building and the towns clock tower which can be seen in the gallery below.
Now Cross the road and start heading right down king street where you will see the entrance to the castle which to enter charges admissions which can be seen in the gallery below.
You will now walk down Wogan Street (where there are public toilets at a cost of 20p) back towards the Grist as mentioned before and follow the road around to the left towards the carpark and the frontal view of the castle which can be seen in the gallery, in the picture you can see that a car boot sale is taking place and this only occurs on a Wednesday.
If you cross the entrance to the carpark you will see a small gardened area with beautifully kept flowerbeds and a wooden statue of Dylan Thomas looking towards the famous BoatHouse where he resided across the River Taf.
We are now on the journey back to The Carpenters Arms Bar & Grill where we head up Gosport Street which in places is steep but well paved, when you come to the end of the houses on the left you will once again need to cross the road and face the on coming traffic as this area is not paved, there are many wild flowers to be seen in the hedgerow as you can see in the gallery including Snowdrops and Daffodils.
At the top of this hill you will join the road that you started off on by the school, this time you will head down the road on a paved area for a 100 yards or so and then walk on the right facing the oncoming traffic as the path stops.
Whilst coming down the hill back into broadway you can see The Carpenters Arms Bar & Grill in sight and once you have reached it you will have walked 1.6 miles and burnt off approximately 122 calories, you may want to now have lunch and a beverage of your choice.
We hope you enjoyed this walk, If you did please let us know by leaving a comment below.
Sunday 18/03/2018 60%
Chance of Snow
Snow showers early. Low -1C.
Tomorrow 19/03/2018 0%
A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. Not as cold. High near 5C. Winds NE at 25 to 40 km/h.
Tuesday 20/03/2018 10%
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 8C. Winds N at 15 to 25 km/h.
Wednesday 21/03/2018 10%
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 8C. Winds W at 15 to 30 km/h.
Thursday 22/03/2018 70%
Cloudy skies with periods of rain later in the day. High 9C. Winds SW at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 70%.
Pictures Taken On 16/03/2015