The Pontarddulais Heritage trail guides you through a small Welsh town packed with stories. Book ended by the twin commemorative stones built to mark the Rebecca Riots; it features more about the heroes of that struggle, the effect the town had on famous Welsh poets Dylan and Edward Thomas and, of course, the site of the 7th Century Church of St. Teilo – contemporary of St. David and one time challenger for the title of Patron Saint of Wales. This is a circular walking route through the village of Pontarddulais, taking in the site of the 12th century church Llandeilo Tal Y Bont.
|Terrain:||Relatively flat route, mostly on roads, tracks and paths.|
|Start and finish:||Main A48 road where it meets the entrance to Pontarddulais railway station on the bridge over the river Loughor.|
|Distance Covered:||About 4 miles (6km).|
|Average time:||2.5 hours.|
If this walk sounds good to you, why not download this great little walking route guide. It’s been put together by the City & County of Swansea Countryside Access team, and will help you get off on the right foot.
Public Transport: Yes.
Car parking: at Pontarddulais Railway Station and in the centre of the village within a short walk.
Refreshments: Varied selection of cafes and pubs en route for refreshments.
Public toilets: Yes, in the centre of the village.
Be prepared: Strong shoes or boots and waterproof clothing are advisable.
Parts of the walk are alongside a riverbank which can be slippery at times after rainfall. It is also tidal and conditions near the graveyard can be very wet sometimes.
Swansea Council Countryside Access team
# 01792 635746 or 01792 635230
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