Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk

On the morning of October 27th 1944 Dylan Thomas set out on a walk along a 19th century cocklers' path on what was his 30th birthday. As a result he wrote one of his great works: 'Poem In October' - 'It was my thirtieth/Year to heaven stood there then in the summer noon/Tho the town below be leaved with October blood./Oh may my heart's truth/Still be sung/On this high hill in a year's turning.' The walk has since been developed by landowner Bob Stevens of Salt House Farm, and now offers two options heading from the quay in Laugharne up and around Sir John's Hill. Views from the top are spectacular and the website for the walk can be found here. The Birthday Walk, along with others around Laugharne were featured on the BBC Weatherman Walking programme when Derek Brockway visited the township.

Start of the walk - view c1900


Bob Stevens & BBC's Jamie Owen



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