The Dylan Thomas Walk

My name is Bob Stevens and welcome to my website. I created the Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk to help promote Dylan Thomas's poetry and for more people to while away their own birthdays in the "beguiling island of a town" that is Laugharne.

Why visit the walk?

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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 and
make it your birthday walk!

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.

Your Birthday Walk

Visit Laugharne and make Dylan's Birthday Walk your own. Plus, find out more about how you can claim complimentary gifts on your special day.

Birthday Walk Businesses
Local businesses involved with the birthday walk


For the latest news, pictures, and offers, visit the Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk facebook page.

Have a look at the social page to find out more ways of joining in.

Dylan's Centenary Birthday Walk App

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Poem in October

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