walking map Penclawdd to Wernffrwd


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Route directions

  1. From the church gate retrace your steps up Llanyrnewedd, at the end turn left (TL). The houses end and it becomes a lane
  2. After 350yds bear right at the fork. Eventually the lane drops down steeply with good views to the right.
  3. TL at the house White Gable with a footpath sign to Crofty. You will see Penclawdd Rugby Club pitch on your right. Go through a barrier and keep to the left behind the changing rooms to a kissing gate at the end.
  4. You will now enter a good footpath behind houses which eventually rises to give great views of the estuary and down to Tenby and Caldey Island. The path ends in Hermon car park.
  5. Cross the road and go through a kissing gate. Before on your right is a history board about the disused Hermon chapel.
  6. Walk downhill through the cemetery, through a kissing gate, cross the field to another kissing gate and down another field to another kissing gate. Bear left and follow the path to the main road. B4295 New Rd.
  7. Cross the road and enter a narrow hedge lined footpath. At the end TL onto Pencaerffeni Lane. Bear right at fork passing Crofty supermarket on your right and then The Crofty Inn on your left. Follow lane to the bottom and turn right over a footbridge over the river Morlais. A children’s play area is on your left. You are now following the Wales Coast Path and there are good views across the marsh and onto Llanmadoc hill which you will eventually pass.
  8. Bear right at a fork in the road and proceed along Marsh Road until you see St David’s church on your left which is at Wernffrwdd. BEWARE that this road floods in parts at some high tides of the year. Check the tide tables for Llanelli. Tides above 8m will flood the road in parts. It is obvious when the tide is very high. The flooding does not last for long. You can divert back onto the B 4295 for safety at high tides. Alternative route at flooding times, enter onto the B 4295 and walk west and a sign will direct you to Wernffrwdd on your right. There is a good pavement all the way. The church is at the bottom of the lane.
  9. There are benches in the church grounds and outside to enjoy. You may see wild horses which live on the marsh and sheep which are bred for “salt marsh lamb”.

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