Carmarthenshire skyline

Ammanford to Carmarthen

This section includes a lot of road walking. More work is needed here.

Leave Ammanford by the road past the station and walk to Saron then turn left for Capel Hendre. In about half a mile there are some council houses and a footpath signposted to the right. Follow this and turn right onto the Penegoes road and left almost immediately down a signposted lane through a kissing gate. This path crosses the Gorslas-Capel Hendre road then goes down another lane with a footpath sign.

We went right towards Morfa then down the lane to the trading estate and through the roundabout underpass: we need to rethink this. Take the Cross Hands road but turn right immediately to pick up the Sustrans cycle path.

When the path reaches Tumble, keep the church to your left and cut across the main road, then go down the side street ahead of you. This continues as a cycleway along the disused railway line and through a small forest. At the stone bridge, climb up to the side road and turn right down the hill, cross a stream and take the signposted footpath to your left through the wood. The path passes close to a colliery but it is virtually invisible in the trees. Turn right at the colliery entrance and left onto the B 4317. After ¼ mile turn right along a lane and walk up to another old railway line. Turn left and walk along the railway line. You could turn right at the second level crossing and walk up the side road or continue into Pontyberem for a break.

Whichever route you choose, go up along the side road past Rhydolau towards Mynydd Cerrig. At the chapel, take the lane to the left, towards the prehistoric landscape of Mynydd Llangyndeyrn. Ignore the first stony track to the right; take the second, fainter track between two small hills to the trig point on the summit.

Go west from the summit. Do not cut down to the stony farm track to the right but keep to the track which bears around to the left to cross the Carmarthen-Pontyberem road. We were unable to find the lane which should lead straight across the road and cut across to Capel Dyddgen. About 100 yards SE of the vehicle yard a footpath cuts off the corner and leads to the side road to the chapel.

From Capel Dyddgen we walked along the road past Limestone Hill Farm and along the metalled lane towards Alltycadno. We still need to work out how to get to Carmarthen avoiding the A48 dual carriageway.



Ammanford to Carmarthen

Places to visit along this route


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