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Swansea Ramblers Walk



Llangain & Myrddin's Quoit




Walk Start / Finish Location:
Castle Green Car Park

Walk Distance: 5 miles (3 hours)

Walk Level: Moderate

Parking: Castle Green Car Park (Free)

Transport: Traveline - www.traveline.info   - or - Telephone 0871 200 22 33




Walk Description



Cross the busy B4312 to a wooden entrance and follow to a junction (see web).
Turn left uphill then right to the B4312. Cross and follow path to the seats.
Descend the meadow and just before the path turns left into the wood, turn right onto the B4312.
Turn left and go through a kissing gate. The path goes uphill along the edge of the muddy field.
Turn right on Smyrna Road then left along a track.
Continue straight along a green track and go through the gate.
Turn right along the edge of two fields and take the right gate to Dolaumeinion Farm.
Continue straight on, turning right when the metalled track turns left.
See the standing stones then turn right along the field edge to a gate.
Go through and join a narrow green lane to a tall farm house.
Turn left uphill to the B4312 and turn left.
Cross the B4312 into a green lane by a house and follow to a road junction.
Turn left to Llangain. Before the pub turn right and cross the stile at the end of a cul-de-sac.
Continue straight along the field edge onto the road. Turn right then left to pass the church.
Turn left down another lane.
After a few yards at a junction go straight through a gate (or over if locked) and head diagonally across the field to the far wooded corner.
(Alternatively, continue along the lane then turn left onto a signed footpath in the same field and head straight for the field corner)
Cross a hidden tall stile into the next field and turn right to Old Castle Farm.
Turn left and follow the track to the B4312. Turn right to the start.


Ramblers Cymru and Swansea Ramblers provide these routes but accept no responsibility for those walking them.

If you would like to go on a walk but would prefer to do so with a group of people then click on our Programme section to see what walks we are leading.

We have walks for varying levels of ability and you get the chance to see the countryside in places you might never go by yourself!






Maps of the Walk






Ordnance Survey map of the route to walk
Resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)
Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information






This aerial map is resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)

A 25,000 Ordnance Survey map of the area
can be viewed by clicking on the above 'View Larger Map' option
(applies only if the above is a Bing map, not a Google map )





Photographs of the Walk


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Leave the car park by the gate


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Cross the busy B4312


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Follow the woodland path for about half a mile


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Turn left and uphill at the junction


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See if you can spot the owls


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Turn right into the narrow woodland path


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The wall of the B4312 is above on the left


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Climb and cross this busy road with care


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Pass the quarry


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Turn right and descend path to right of seats


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Follow the meadow through a couple of fields


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Turn right onto the busy road rather than left into woodland


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Only a few yards separate the two paths


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Ascend the path to the road, keeping near to the field edge


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Cows have churned up the mud


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Path continues along the field edge


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Turn right on the road


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After about five minutes turn left into the lane


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Continue straight on when the metalled road becomes a green lane


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The lane ends in a small field at a gate. Turn right and keep to the edge of the larger field


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Continue along the edge to the gate in the right corner


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Follow the next field edge


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Path goes straight through the farm yard


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Turn right when the track bears left


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Keep left to the standing stones


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Myrddin's Quoits. Turn right and follow field edge to a gate


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Go through the right gate


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Keep to the edge and join a green lane


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Turn left on the road and go uphill to the B4312


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Turn left and take care on the busy B4312


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After about five minutes cross the road into a green lane


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The end of the green lane


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Turn left and follow road into Llangain


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Turn right into the cul-de-sac


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Go over a stile and follow the right hand field boundary


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At the far right corner turn right onto the road


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Turn left towards the church


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Turn left into the lane


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The path goes diagonally right through the gate to the far left corner.
If locked you can use the next path further along the road to get to the corner



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The stile is hidden in the corner. Take care crossing then go right


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Follow the field edge to Old Castle Farm


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Go over the stile and turn left on the farm track


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Follow the track and look right for views of Carmarthen


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Continue along the track to the B4312 and turn right, watching for traffic.
Cross to the car park after about a hundred yards





More information about walking in Wales is available at:    www.ramblers.org.uk/wales

Ramblers Cymru and Swansea Ramblers provide this route but accept no responsibility for those walking it

All photographs Copyright 2012 Andrew Morgan. All rights reserved




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