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Looping around Laugharne

A moderate walk (coast) in Carmarthenshire, Wales, about 13.00km (8.08 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 144m (472ft)
Loss 142m (465ft)
Max. Elevation 80m (262ft)
Elevation (total) 286m (937ft)
Start & End
Laugharne
Distance 13.00km
(8.08mi)
Duration ~4:00h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Created by Anonymous Walker on 15 Aug 2016
This village, just outside Pembrokeshire national park, is famous for being the inspiration for Dylan Thomas' drama 'Under Milk Wood'. The village itself warrants a good explore, but the estuary to the north and south also demand your time. Look out for waders on the mud when the tide is out.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SN300107
Take the bus to Laugharne, which goes to and from Carmarthen station.
OS Grid SN301106
Walk along the Strand to head towards the Taf estuary.
About 0.13 km (~0.08 miles) from
OS Grid SN305099
Continue south along the path, leaving the village behind for now.
About 0.81 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SN304096
Take the path signed as 'the last verse'.
About 0.25 km (~0.16 miles) from
OS Grid SN314084
The path follows the dyke, which should keep you out of the worst of the mud.
About 1.59 km (~0.99 miles) from
OS Grid SN305077
At East Ho, head inland again back towards the village.
About 1.12 km (~0.7 miles) from
OS Grid SN298096
Return to Salt Ho, not far from where you entered the marshes. Turn left (west) and follow the path.
About 1.97 km (~1.22 miles) from
OS Grid SN292096
Skirt around this small hill to the south of the village, and cross the road.
About 0.62 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid SN292100
Continue past the remains of Roche Castle.
About 0.41 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SN297108
When you reach the road, head into the village centre again.
About 0.89 km (~0.55 miles) from
OS Grid SN306110
This is where the famous poet lived in the last few years of his life.
About 0.94 km (~0.58 miles) from
OS Grid SN311120
If time allows, take the loop to the north of the village to see a little more.
About 1.14 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid SN302120
Head around the road and then veer south towards the village once more.
About 0.95 km (~0.59 miles) from
OS Grid SN301114
Pass through the churchyard to finish the walk.
About 0.62 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid SN300106
Finish back in the village for the bus home.
About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from

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