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Dylan Thomas Trail


40 km / 25 miles
A walking route through some of Dylan's favourite parts of Ceredigion and the places that inspired some of his best writing, including Under Milk Wood. Starting at Llanon the Trail goes through Red Kite country, through oak woods and hidden valleys to Tal-sarn. Here the Trail turns towards the sea, following the Aeron valley to Aberaeron, where it turns south along the heritage coast of Cardigan Bay to finish at Newquay, thought to be the inspiration for the town of Llareggub in Under Milk Wood. The guidebook also contains two short walk extensions - 'Eli Jenkins' Pub Walk' (7 miles), 'Dylan and Caitlin's' Pub Walk (4 miles) - and other short diversions.

The 100th anniversary of Thomas's birth was in 2014.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SN515671 - Central Hotel, Llanon, Ceredigion View on StreetMap
Finish: SN390601 - Towyn Road, New Quay, Ceredigion View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Dylan Thomas Trail in New Quay

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Dylan Thomas Trail  (Y Lolfa  - 2002 )


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 135, 145, 146
OS Landranger Active 135, 145, 146
OS Explorer 198, 199
OS Explorer Active 198, 199

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Route Profile:

37.7 km (23.4 miles)
826 m (2,710 ft) ascent
253 m (830 ft)  maximum height

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