NarberthWhitland

Narwhi one
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Distance

12km/7mi

Ascent

280m

Descent

207m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Narberth and Whitland.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Narberth and Whitland.

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Photo by StuartJ
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Start and end points

Narberth
Grid RefSN1085214792
Lat / Lon 51.79971° / -4.74460°
Easting / Northing210,852E / 214,792N
What3Wordsbands.genius.stall
Whitland
Grid RefSN1994916490
Lat / Lon 51.81796° / -4.61370°
Easting / Northing219,949E / 216,490N
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Narwhi One's land is

Pasture 92.8%
Urban 7.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


StuartJ — 28 Aug 2021

We walked this on a fine day in August. The going was good underfoot, but there would be some muddy stretches across fields outside summer. Starting off with a stroll down Narberth high street offers plenty of opportunity to provision, before the route turns left in front of the castle and down the footpath behind it. It's signed where the footpath starts but not at all obvious walking down the high street. The route crosses a caravan park to reach the woods at the end of Mill Pond Lane. Walking a well made track through the woodland was was one of the most pleasant sections of the walk. At the junction of paths (grid ref. 119 138), the footpath is signed to lead down by the river, but this has been eroded away. Instead follow the more established track heading east to reach a footbridge and the next obstacle: the stream has long since burst its bank and flooded the bottom of the path. Fortunately there is a well established route along the bank - with a little bit of scrambling - and then stepping stones to cross the mud and climb back up onto a stony track which leads out under a railway bridge to the main road.

Here is a dilemma: the route goes across to Crinow, and along a dog leg of footpaths through fields to rejoin the road to Lampeter Velfrey. In my experience, this wasn't worth it: we had to work our way north around farmyard slurry, thrash our way through nettles and brambles, cross an electric fence, and navigate boggy ground (even in August) - only then to come back south down a series of driveways to reach the road. If I was going to walk this again, I'd just walk this road from the start, where it comes off the main road just south of Crinow (grid ref 127 140). If you do walk this part as routed, the slurry is at grid ref 130 145: rather than trying to make your way across, per the footpath route on the map, go down the lane to the left and you will find a style (and footpath sign) at the bottom of the field.

Either way, there is a stretch of road walking that (more or less) can't be avoided into Lampeter Velfrey, but at least it's a quiet country road. Beyond Lampeter Velfrey the route joins the Landsker Borderlands Trail, for the final stretch through woodland and fields. This wasn't too challenging: the muddiest bit of the woodland has been crossed with a board walk; and though one of the fields was signed as having a bull, fortunately it was nowhere to be seen. The biggest hazard was again thrashing a way through the nettles where the path is obviously not too well used. Rejoining the road at High Street to walk down into Whitland, it's another plain but quiet road walk. However, there was one unexpected bonus: you pass the entrance to Holy Cross Abbey - which has a 'shop', of sorts! It's only really jams and preserves with an honesty box, but a nice diversion. The final stretch of the walk heads past a row of houses to light industrial Whitland, the level crossing and the station.

Photo by StuartJ
Photo by StuartJ
Photo by StuartJ
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Photo by StuartJ
Photo by StuartJ
Photo by StuartJ
Photo by StuartJ


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