Pembrey & Burry Port Station – Burry Port Heritage

Challenge Level: Moderate
4.4 miles
Getting Here:
Accessibility: Not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.
Facilities: There are public toilets in the train station car park, along with food and drink options close by. A recommended café from one our volunteers is is Lolfa.
Overview: This walk heads inland to highlight some of the industrial heritage of Burry Port. It also highlights the history Amelia Earhart and her unexpected visit to Burry Port. Most of this walk is on good surfaced roads and tracks but there are a few short climbs and off-road sections.
Pembrey & Burry Port Station – Burry Port Heritage

1. As you leave the train be sure to head to north side of the station with the shops and cafes and not the car park side. As you exit the station cross the road and head straight up Stepney road ahead of you. Follow this up past the cafes and pubs to eventually reach a memorial board on your left to Amelia Earhart. Head to your right here heading towards the Dr’s Surgery and car park. Walk through this area to arrive by the rugby ground.

2. Bear left here on the path which leads you onto a track and then up to a main road (A484). Cross straight over the road to follow the signed footpath behind the Pemberton Arms pub. Follow this path as it leads you behind houses. Continue to the right before having to bear left across a footbridge. Climb the small slope here to reach a road.

3. Bear left here as you join the St Illtyds Walk, keep an eye out for markers. Follow this road ignoring turns on your left and right as eventually you start to climb giving you expansive views of the estuary below and over to the Gower Peninsula. As you reach the top of the climb, you’ll pass a bench and be sure to take the signed footpath on your left down through a field.

4. Follow this path down across the field to head through a kissing gate and then continuing to keep to the left to eventually reach a small patch of woodland. Head through this over a footbridge and then past a house. Head to the main drive of the house and exit onto the track. Head down hill here to leave the St Illtyds Walk and reach the A484 again.

5. Cross this road and take Furnace road ahead of you. Take the second left turning and then immediate right onto Heol Panteg. Follow this road to eventually take the footpath on your left between numbers 6 & 4A. As you re-join Furnace Road bear left and just over a hump in the road bear left and down to join the canal path. At this point you can bear right for a shorter walk that leads you back to Burry Port. The main route heads left and just before a tunnel take the steps on your left.

6. Bear left at the top of the steps to join an old railway line, passing the Ship Pub to reach a road. Cross straight over the road to join a footpath which leads you over another railway line and out across a golf course. Continue on this path as it leads you to the coast and the Wales Coast Path (WCP). Bear left here to follow the WCP. Along this stretch there are options to head to your right down onto the beach and to visit the lighthouse.

7. We follow the WCP as you reach the Harbour where there are more cafes to visit and you can extend your walk further along the WCP. Our walk bears left heading back inland towards the train station and town itself.

 

Ramblers Cymru

This walk has been created in partnership with Ramblers Cymru.