Project Description

Llansteffan: Weatherman Walking

  • Date: A self-led walking tour you can complete on or around Dylan Day

  • Starting at: Fernhill, Llangain

  • This delightful walk takes you through the scattered farms and lanes of the Llansteffan Peninsula and around its spectacular headland, offering commanding views of the South Wales coast. The walk begins in countryside farmed by Dylan Thomas’s family. It’s an area where he spent many holidays as a child and which inspired the much-loved poem Fern Hill. It leads on to the Taf estuary with views over to Laugharne, and then rounds the headland where there are spectacular views out to sea and across a long stretch of the south Wales coast. The walk ends in the picturesque village of Llansteffan with its vast sandy beach. This is a long walk but the paths are mostly good and the climbs, while long, are not too steep.

    Approximate distance: 12 miles

    The Weatherman Walking maps are intended as a guide to help you walk the route. As the route was created in 2014 for Dylan Thomas’s centenary, conditions may have changed since this guide was written.

    Click here to download the walk.