Laugharne Coastal Path: Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk
In 1944, Dylan wrote 'Poem in October' about his birthday walk, to the shoulder of Sir John's hill.
The poem is simply about his love of Laugharne and getting older. The poem was set on the 27th of October, 1944, his 30th Birthday. The estuary sounds and the memory of the herons awaiting the tide were on his mind.
Set forth now and walk in Dylan's footsteps. Watch the video link on Dylan Thomas 30th Birthday Walk walk here.
The walk is approximately 2 miles/3.2 kilometres in length and will take you uphill. Enjoy the magnificent views of the estuary, Dylan's boathouse, the Gower, north Devon, Caldey Island and Tenby.
I had not known that this was Dylan Thomas's Birthday Walk until I came across the site of the same name in my research on Laugharne for the Dog Friendly Wales website. The site linked to above contains videos and galleries of the coastal walk that follows in the next few pictures, being the same walk I discovered a few years after Dylan Thomas, so is worth checking out.