St Illtyd's Walk

A long distance path of 64 miles, St Illtyd's Walk is a long distance footpath in the Carmarthenshire, Neath and Swansea areas of South Wales. It begins in Pembrey Country Park and ends in Margam Country Park. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Pembrey Country Park
Distance: 64 miles (103 km)
Grid Ref: SN403000
Climbing: 3,547 metres
Walk time: 26-32 hours
Days: 4-6

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The route skirts the fringes of Burry Port, heading east to the Lliedi reservoirs then to Pontarddulais. It then turns northeast heading up via Graig Fawr onto Mynydd y Gwair then heads southeast via Bryn Mawr and Mynydd Carnllechart to the Swansea Canal north of Pontardawe following the towpath past Ynysmeudwy and Cilmaengwyn. The route then climbs east over the northern end of the Mynydd Marchywel ridge and down to cross the River Dulais at Crynant. From there it climbs steeply up through forestry to Sarn Helen which here runs along Hirfynydd and then steeply down to Resolven in the Vale of Neath. Passing Melincourt Falls it climbs again to Cefnmawr and then turns south bound for Cwm Afan. From there it runs through Afan Argoed Forest Park to the village of Bryn thence through more forestry via Mynydd Bach before dropping down to Mynydd y Castell and Margam Country Park. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Long Distance Walkers Association

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