GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

National Cycle Route 47

149 miles (240 km)

This signed Sustrans cycle route runs through Wales from Newport to Fishguard.
The route passes through Carmarthen, Llanelli and Swansea before finishing on the coast at Fishguard. Highlights include a stretch through the lovely Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and a series of traffic free coastal sections.
NCN 47 also forms part of Celtic Trail West, an epic 215 mile trail through West Wales.
N.B The route includes a section on National Cycle Route 4 between Warren Hill (south of Neath) to Swansea and Llanelli where you pick up route 47 again.
See the list below for manageable day rides along the route. Scroll down further for route videos and the full gpx download file.

Cycle Routes along National Cycle Route 47

National Cycle Route 47 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

National Cycle Route 47 Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Approaching Fourteen Locks from the west - - 773918

Approaching Fourteen Locks from the west. The towpath at this point is part of National Cycle Route 47 and also the Sirhowy Valley Walk.

Maesycwmmer - geograph-2036662-by-Jaggery

Former railway viaduct, Maesycwmmer. Viewed from Main Road, Maesycwmmer looking past houses on Thomas Street. The viaduct, now part of National Cycle Network route 47, formerly carried a railway line. 15 of its 16 arches are in view.It was built in the 1850s to carry the Taff Vale Extension of the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway over the Rhymney valley. It closed to railway traffic in 1964. It has 16 arches, is 284 yards long and 120 feet high. In 2000 it was opened for public access and is now part of National Cycle Route 47, the Celtic Way Cycle Route and the Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk. In the foreground, the Butchers Arms is obviously undergoing renovation.

Bicycle route signpost - - 1160821

Bicycle route signpost. Cycleways meet and diverge with three possible directions: to St David's, to Cardigan or to the ferry port (visible in the background). The numbers in red refer to Sustrans routes.

Cycle route along an old railway line - - 255491

Cycle route along an old railway line. This is part of Sustrans national cycle route 47 which at this stage follows an abandoned railway line for several miles. A Dudgen type mile post (one of only two of this type in Wales) can be seen giving directions to Llanelli and Porthyrhyd. The plaque in front of the post is a Welsh translation of some English text on the post.

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (Crumlin arm) - - 674540

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal (Crumlin arm). For a short distance the Crumlin arm of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, the Sirhowy Valley Walk and National Cycle Route 47 run alongside Cefn Road the B4579 at Rogerstone.

Pont Luest-wen - - 1018011

Pont Luest-wen. The bridge takes various paths across the headwaters of Afon Rhondda Fach downstream of the Lluest-wen Reservoir. In places the road following the north-west bank has had a retaining wall built next to the river.

Taff Trail leaving Pontypridd

Taff Trail leaving Pontypridd

Fishguard Harbour - - 2651544

Fishguard Harbour

GPS Files

GPX File

National Cycle Route 47.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)