Swansea Ramblers Walk
Walk Start / Finish Location:
Layby on the Meinciau road off B4306, Pontyberem
Walk Distance: 2.5 - 3 miles (1.5 - 2 hours)
Walk Level: Easy with a short climb and some mud
Parking: Layby on the Meinciau road off B4306, Pontyberem (limited parking - Free)
Transport: Traveline - www.traveline.info - or - Telephone 0871 200 22 33
This access land has a standing stone, ancient cairns and rugged outcrops. From the top you can see the countryside for miles around.
Cross the B4306 to an old milestone near the footpath sign. Follow the track past houses.
A private road sign comes into view but this is a right of way on foot. On the left, after the sign is a grassy area and a path ascends the hillside.
Watch on the left for a standing stone then continue right to a cairn and trig point for the view. Continue and descend the path, bearing left.
Near an old quarry, bear right. Trees are on your left and high ground on your right. Watch ahead for the working quarry.
The path soon seems to disappear but here turn right and climb over the rise.
A rocky outcrop is ahead of you and the path can go left or right.
(The easier 2.5 mile walk turns right to the trig and past the standing stone to the road.
Turn left along the road to the car).
A longer walk turns left at that junction along a well walked path to a farm track. Turn right and follow to its end.
The kissing gate is hidden at the side of a structure after the house. Another kissing gate takes you up into a marshy field.
There are no further path markers so check your map. Bear right uphill to a gap in the hedge and go almost straight across towards a wire fence at the end of the field.
Turn right and continue down along a hedge towards a house. A narrow lane reaches a surfaced track. Turn left and follow to the road and the car.
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!
Ordnance Survey map of the route to walk
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Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information
The route of this walk has been added to The National Museum of Wales' Peoples Collection Web site.
A choice of aerial imagery or historic Ordnance Survey mapping is available.
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The old milestone
The private sign refers to traffic. This is a right of way on foot
Ascend the hillside here
Turn left to see the standing stone then go right and uphill
The shorter walk will return past this stone
A 360 degree view near here can be viewed at the end of these photographs
The old quarry is to the left but the walk goes right
The working quarry comes into view
Turn left for the longer walk or turn right back to the trig for the shorter one
These photos continue left for the longer walk
See further down the photos for the shorter return to the right
Continue along this track to the road
The next photographs show the earlier return route for the shorter walk
Sunset over the mountain
Turn left, watching for traffic and return to the start
A scrollable 360 degree panorama from the path
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Ramblers Cymru and Swansea Ramblers provide this route but accept no responsibility for those walking it
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Swansea Ramblers hope you enjoy doing this walk.
Over time things can change on the walk
- for example - path diversions, new gates instead of stiles or maybe the path has become blocked.
If you do find anything different on the way then let us know:
1. Which walk you have been on.
2. The type and location of the change or the problem you have experienced.
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