Carpenters Arms Circular Walk
3.3 Miles – Difficulty = Medium
3.3 Miles – Difficulty = Medium
Parts of this walk are included in the first circular walk so there may be a little crossover in the text but we have not included the images from walk one.
This is a medium walk with a lot of gradients thrown in just to get the heart pumping, it is a 3.3 mile walk and requires a certain fitness level.
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 and head left onto Holloway Road, the first part of the road is tarmac but then thins out into a small track. At the end of the track you need to cross two fields in order to get to Horsepool Road, there are styles provided aside of the five bar gates and there is a well defined path across both fields.
Once you come to Horsepool Road you head up the hill and cross the road and walk towards the right. As part of this walk we take you to the Grave of the well known poet Dylan Thomas which you will see in the gallery below.
Walk down Clifton Street approximately 100 Yards and you will come to St Martins Church where you will see a sign post for the grave of Dylan Thomas, walk up the cobbled road and then follow the road to the left up the hill to the churchyard entrance where a very old but functional kissing gate is installed, if you walk through the graveyard and towards the front of the church you will see a bridge that crosses above the cobble road, cross the bridge and open the gate and close it behind you. Dylan’s grave is quite hard to find and I will leave it up to you to pin point it but there is a photo in the gallery below.
Once you have found the grave you can now make your way back over the bridge and make your way back down the main church entrance where you rejoin Clifton Street and carry on walking to the left.
On your way down Clifton Street you will pass Laugharne Memorial Hall, The Tin Shed Museum and the Browns Hotel where Dylan Thomas drank on a regular basis.
Just past the Browns Hotel take the next left and head down Victoria Street until you come to a blue signpost that will direct you towards The Dylan Thomas Boathouse, follow the path and you will first pass Dylan’s Writing Shed where he had sublime views over the River Taf estuary which in no doubt was reflected in many of his stories and poems written whilst living in Laugharne.
Once you reach the Boathouse you can walk down the steps and pay an admission to view the house from May to October & Easter Weekend from 10am – 5pm.
Now you can head back towards the Writing Shed and there is a style that will take you down some steep steps to the foreshore where you can use a flat paved area which will lead you back to the strand where the Castle stands.
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 3.3 miles and burnt off approximately 238 calories, you may want to now have lunch and a beverage of your choice.
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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 22/03/2015