GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pembrey Country Park

7 miles (12 km)

With stunning views of the Gower Peninsula and Carmarthen Bay this coastal country park is one of the most popular in the UK. It is perfect for a long cycle or walk with numerous well laid trails, National Cycle Network route 4 and St Illtyd's Walk all running through the park and the adjacent Pembrey Forest.
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.
The off road cycle trail is perfect for a family cycle ride - you can bring your own bike or hire one from the Ski Pembrey centre. Here you could also hire some skis and try the dry sky slope in the park! It's a top class facility with an Alpine Ski Lodge, Cafe and a floodlit 130m main slope. There's also a fantastic toboggan run, crazy golf and pony trekking on offer.
If you'd like to continue your walk/cycle then you could head further into the adjacent Pembrey Forest - it covers nearly 2500 acres with several lovely woodland trails and interesting wildlife including sparrowhawk and goshawk. You could also follow National Cycle Route 4 along the coast to Llanelli where you will find the splendid Millennium Coastal Park or follow St Illtyd's Walk into the beautiful countryside.
Also on the bay is 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.
Just to the north of the park you will find the interesting town of Kidwelly. Our circular walk visits the pretty quay, the River Gwendraeth and the historic Kidwelly Castle.

Postcode

SA16 0EJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Pembrey Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pembrey Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Yr Orsaf cafe is located close to the campsite and a nice place for some refreshments after your exercise. They do a good range of meals and snacks at reasonable prices.

Dog Walking

The park is a great place for dog walking so you'll probably see plenty of other owners with their pets during the warmer months. You can have them off lead too although there are some areas near horses where it's better to keep them on lead. A small part of the beach is also closed to dogs for the summer months but most of the beach is open for them to run about on. At the Yr Orsaf cafe mentioned above dogs are welcome at the outside patio and a small section within the restaurant.

Photos

Bunker in Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey - geograph.org.uk - 956180

Bunker in Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey

Miniature railway at Pembrey Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 176596

Miniature railway at Pembrey Country Park

Entrance to Penybedd forest, Pembrey - geograph.org.uk - 176599

Entrance to Penybedd forest, Pembrey. This forest is on the approach road to Pembrey Country Park, but completely separated from it. It's a nice place to extend your walking with peaceful woodland trails to enjoy.

Pembrey Burrows and Saltings Local Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 1012636

Pembrey Burrows and Saltings Local Nature Reserve. The reserve includes both sand dunes and salt marsh (saltings). The upper salt marsh community has similarities with those found in the Mediterranean. Recent management of the dune system has involved removal of the invasive shrub sea buckthorn.

Fishing on Cefn Sidan beach - geograph.org.uk - 176581

Fishing on Cefn Sidan beach. Cefn Sidan beach can be accessed from Pembrey Country Park, which it runs along side. This shot shows fishing in the incoming tide.

Start of Saint Illtyd's Walk - geograph.org.uk - 176603

Start of Saint Illtyd's Walk. This waymarked trail starts in the park.

GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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