GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Llansteffan

3 miles (5 km)

This circular walk takes you around the village of Llansteffan on the south coast of Carmarthenshire. On the way you'll enjoy a lovely stretch of coast and a visit to the historic Llansteffan Castle.
Starting in the centre of the village it's a short stroll to the estuary of the River Towy. Follow the coast path south, past the pretty dunes and you will soon come to the castle. The castle was built by the Normans after 1100 as part of their invasion of Wales and granted to the Marmion family before passing to the de Camvilles through marriage. It sits on a much older Iron Age promontory fort, proving Llansteffan has been inhabited for several millennia.
After passing the atmospheric ruins of the castle the footpath continues south to Scott's Bay. At Anthony's Cottage the path turns inland to climb through the countryside before following country lanes back into the village.
To continue your walking in the area, head west to visit the splendid town of Laugharne. Here you can visit two major highlights of the area at Laugharne Castle and the Dylan Thomas Boathouse. The castle dates from the 12th century and has a fascinating history. The boathouse is now a museum with lots of interesting exhibits to view.
You could also visit the county town of Carmarthen where there's nice walks to be had in Carmarthen park and along the River Towy.

Llansteffan OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llansteffan Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Footpath down to the river, Llansteffan - geograph.org.uk - 1432669

Footpath down to the river, Llansteffan

Houses facing the river, Llansteffan - geograph.org.uk - 1242539

Houses facing the river, Llansteffan

Llanstefan Castle (15987655481)

Llanstefan Castle 1

Llanstefan Castle (15370001593)

Llanstefan Castle 2

Towy Estuary from Llansteffan Castle (5986)

Towy Estuary from Llansteffan Castle

River Towy at Llansteffan - geograph.org.uk - 13989

River Towy at Llansteffan. As seen from the ramparts of Llansteffan Castle.

Footpath with a view of the River Towy, Llansteffan - geograph.org.uk - 1242530

Footpath with a view of the River Towy, Llansteffan

Houses facing the river, Llansteffan - geograph.org.uk - 1242539

Houses facing the river, Llansteffan

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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