Walking

Walking trail

Ragwen Point walk, Carmarthenshire

Walking trail

Enjoy stunning views across Carmarthen Bay and fascinating local history on this cliff-top walk to a secluded bay.

Secluded beach on the Carmarthenshire coast

Map

Map route for Ragwen Point walk, Carmarthenshire

Start:

Car park at Pendine, grid ref: SN234080

1

Go down to the beach from the car park and turn right towards the first outcrop. Follow the steep path up the hill. When you reach the top you can look back along the miles of beach. Pendine Sands is best known as the place where Malcolm Campbell and JG Parry-Thomas set the world land speed record five times between 1924 and 1927.

2

Follow the path round to the left towards Ragwen Point. This area used to be overrun with Japanese knotweed but, after extensive conservation work, it's now home to many native wildflower and plant species.

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3

The path crosses Gilam Point, where there's an Iron Age hill-fort and the remnants of a medieval field system.

4

Follow the path to a small pebble beach: Morfa Bychan. Allied Forces preparing for the Normandy landings in 1944 practiced on this beach.

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5

Take the right-hand fork and follow the path through fields to its junction with the road. Then turn right again and walk down the lane back to the car park in Pendine.

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6

Take the right-hand fork and follow the path through fields to its junction with the road. Then turn right again and walk down the lane back to the car park in Pendine.

End:

Car park at Pendine, grid ref: SN234080

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Ragwen Point walk, Carmarthenshire

Terrain

Some steep climbs, coastal paths, footpaths and lanes. Suitable footwear such as trainers needed: there is some rough terrain.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Ragwen Point walk, Carmarthenshire

Contact us

Ragwen Point walk, Carmarthenshire

How to get here

Address
Pendine, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4NY
By train

From Carmarthen, see Traveline Cymru

By road

A4066 from St Clears, Postcode SA33 4NY.

By bus

From Carmarthen, see Traveline Cymru

By bicycle

National Cycle Network route 4, then 1.5 miles to Pendine.

Ragwen Point walk, Carmarthenshire

Facilities and access

  • Dogs on leads are welcome