GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Millennium Coastal Path Llanelli

14 miles (22 km)

This fabulous country park in Carmarthenshire has miles of coastal cycling and walking paths to enjoy. You can follow National Cycle Route 4 along a super traffic free path which passes along the beautiful Loughor estuary and the Gower peninsula. The route takes you past Llanelli beach and Tywyn beach to Burry Port where you will find a pretty harbour, beach and the newest marina in Wales. You then head back east passing Sandy Water Park and Machynys beach before coming to the National Wetlands Centre where you can look out for a variety of birdlife. Look out for flocks of dunlin, ringed plover, sanderling and redshank along the coast whilst shelduck, oystercatcher and curlew can be seen further out on the mudflats.
Other highlights in the park include the excellent Discovery Centre where you will find a wealth of information about the area in a fabulous modern building.
If you would like to continue your outing you could head west along the coast to the fabulous Pembrey Country Park where you will find more lovely coastal scenery, woodland wildlife trails and bike hire from the Ski Pembrey centre.

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Millennium Coastal Park Llanelli OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Millennium Coastal Park Llanelli Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The park includes the St Elli's Bay eatery located in an iconic building situated on Llanelli beach. You can enjoy your refreshments with a great view of the coast here. You can find the cafe at the Discovery Centre North Dock, Traeth Ffordd with a postcode of SA15 2LF for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The path and the adjacent beach are a great place to bring your dog for a bracing walk. The park cafe mentioned above has a dog friendly area within the ground floor bistro too.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking around Llanelli you could pick up the St Illtyd's Walk and follow it north up to the Lliedi Reservoirs. There's footpaths and a cycle path running along the two pretty reservoirs which are located near Swiss Valley. It's a peaceful spot with more lovely scenery to enjoy.
Near here there's the town of Pontarddulais where you can start a walk up to the viewpoint on Graig Fawr.

Photos

Pavilion Cafe at 8km on the Llanelli Millennium Coastal Park - geograph.org.uk - 853893

Pavilion Cafe at 8km on the Llanelli Millennium Coastal Park. The field is a sports ground, being used for a primary school sports day when I went past. Widespread cheating in the sack races...

Millennium Coastal Path at Pembrey

The Millennium Coastal Path at Pembrey. This is part of National Cycle Network route 4 where it runs along the edge of the dunes at Pembrey at the western end of the Llanelli Millennium Coastal Park. The 22km long park was mostly reclaimed from industrial wasteland and otherwise useless waste products - 800,000 tons of pulverised fuel ash from the site of the Carmarthen Bay power station and sewage sludge and silt from Burry Port harbour - were used in the reclamation process.

Visitor Centre - geograph.org.uk - 1607860

Looking out over the Loughor Estuary. Showing the path along the Millennium Coastal Park, the railway, mudflats and (out of the square) the river and the western end of the Gower.

Looking out over the Loughor Estuary - geograph.org.uk - 853895

Looking out over the Loughor Estuary from the path

Millennium Coastal Path near Llanelli, South Wales

A cyclist on the surfaced path

Stainless Steel Pillar - geograph.org.uk - 1604234

Stainless Steel Pillar next to the path

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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