Get out and about!

Page updated on: 15/12/2023

Carmarthenshire extends from the open uplands in the north to the extensive coastline of Carmarthen Bay, with a variety of natural habitats that help make the county so special. There is always somewhere where you can enjoy nature, whatever time of year it is. From Local Nature Reserves to sites of international importance, many of these sites are open to the public. They are managed by a range of conservation organizations that work in the county and most have information on site that explains more about the habitats and wildlife you can see there. Carmarthenshire also has an extensive network of footpaths and countryside walks throughout the county.

Below is a selection of the county's special sites that can be visited. Visit Discover Carmarthenshire for more ideas.

There are six Local Nature Reserves in Carmarthenshire: Pembrey Burrows and Saltings, Ashpits Pond and Pwll Lagoon, North Dock Dunes, Carreg Cennen, Glan-yr-Afon, Kidwelly, and Morfa Berwig, Bynea. There are also a number of Nature reserves throughout the county managed by other organisations.

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In Nature the small stuff matters! When we really start to notice the little things, a whole new world opens up to us. Mosses, lichens and fungi are often overlooked but without them our lives would not be the same! Find out here about the importance of some often overlooked species and habitats. Next time you are out and about why not take a closer look?!