GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Kidwelly Walks

4 miles (5.8 km)

This circular walk takes you around the attractive Carmarthenshire town of Kidwelly. On the way you'll visit the pretty quay, the River Gwendraeth and the historic Kidwelly Castle.
The walk starts at the car park at Kidwelly Quay, near to the train station. From here you can pick up footpaths heading along the coast before turning inland to visit the town centre. Just to the north you can pick up a path along the river leading to the Norman Castle. The present remains of the castle include work from about 1114 to about 1476. Created as a defence against the Welsh, the castle fell to the Welsh several times in the twelfth century. Kidwellywas used as a location for the filmMonty Python and the Holy Grail, appearing in the very first scene after the titles.
After exploring the castle you can pick up a section of the Wales Coast Path and follow it back to the quay. Here you can enjoy nice views over the Gwendraeth estuary where there's lots of birdlife to look out for.
The town is located near to Pembrey Country Park and Pembrey Forest. There's miles of nice walking trails to try in this lovely coastal park. Highlights include the gorgeous Cefn Sidanbeach with 8 miles of golden sand and extensive dunes. There are also 8 Wildlife trails, the beautiful Corsican pine forest and a Conservation pond with bird hides.

Kidwelly OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Kidwelly Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Kidwelly Quay and Dock

Kidwelly Quay and Dock

Gwendraeth Fach railway bridge, Kidwelly, Wales

Gwendraeth Fach railway bridge, Kidwelly, Wales. View from Kymer's Quay.

Kidwelly castle whole

The east side of Kidwelly Castle as seen from a nearby hill

Kidwelly war memorial - geograph.org.uk - 1154700

Kidwelly war memorial

River Gwendraeth Fach, Kidwelly - geograph.org.uk - 58905

River Gwendraeth Fach below the Tin Works Museum

Kidwelly Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 901582

Kidwelly Bridge. The last road bridge before the river enters the sea at Kidwelly

The Fishermans Arms, Kidwelly - geograph.org.uk - 3993377

The Fishermans Arms, Kidwelly

Steam winding engine Cydweli Industrial Museum - geograph.org.uk - 1656084

Steam winding engine Cydweli Industrial Museum Andrew Barclay horizontal duplex engine from Morlais Colliery.

GPS Files

GPX File

Kidwelly.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Kidwelly.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)