Laugharne Off The Beaten Path

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    Not suitable

    by pattypoo Updated Sep 25, 2007

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    Dylan Thomas's Boat House.

    Although a nice place to visit the boat house is not easy to get to.

    In my opinion its unsuitable for the disabled..

    It has too steep a climb to reach there.

    And once there too many steps in the house..

    If you enlarge the pic that realy is the path you have to climb!!!!

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  • Walking over Sir John' Hill

    by Talacharn Written Sep 11, 2007

    Most people arrive in Laugharne to see where Dylan Thomas lived and drank. On the opposite side of the estuary to the castle is Sir John' Hill. It has a connection to Dylan Thomas as he wrote the poem Over Sir John's Hill 'where the hawk hangs on fire'. Read the poem before, or after the walk, and see if Dylan's portrayal is accurate today.

    Walk down towards the water and a path before the sewage treatment works, leads upwards and around the headland. (Some people mistake the treatment works as a second ruined castle but realise their mistake when they get too close.)

    The walk is around 2 miles and can be steep and quite muddy, but has great views over East Marsh towards the Gower. Eventually you reach Sir John's Hill farm. The site was once used as the lookout for Laugharne Castle, which was home to Sir John Perrott, who is thought to be an illegitimate son of Henry VIII, and who it is named after. The drive from the farm leads down to higher Gosport Street, and then back to the Grist.

    In early summer there are banks of ferns and wild flowers, plenty of wildlife and peace and quiet away from all the other tourists on pilgrimage to the Boathouse.

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    The Writing Shed

    by barryg23 Updated Jan 11, 2007

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    Ruth pretending to write

    The Writing Shed, close to the Boathouse, where Thomas wrote "Under Milk Wood" and some of his poetry. The path running alongside, which leads to the Boathouse, is now named "Dylan Thomas Walk" in his honour.

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