St Clears Circular

Another lycra day, this time west of Carmarthen near St Clears along lanes new to me passing through Laugharne and back.

Route

I parked up near the chapel just passed  the Forge garage on the A40 just east of St Clears. Most of the ride followed NCN 4. From the start there is a cycle lane which leads to the Afon Dewi Fawr and into lower St Clears.

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Just after crossing the bridge over the Afon Taf the main road to Laugharne and Pendine is left behind by taking the right hand turn which climbs steadily from 18 feet to 500 feet through woodlands before turning east at Three Lords. It was now time to regain my breath on a flat and downward route to Laugharne via Landawke.

Underneath Laugharne Castle it was time for a stop to munch on a banana and watch the tourists slowly filling the car park. This of course is Dylan Thomas country and for more up to date times one of the areas used for the filming of the well received TV drama “Keeping Faith”.

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Laugharne Castle

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Taf Estuary

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Dylan’s Boathouse

Reasonably refreshed I rode up through the town and turned north west at Cross Inn eventually meeting my outward route.

 

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