A BMX track with jumps and bumps is planned for Carmarthenshire’s Pembrey Country Park.

It would be 130m long, two metres wide include gravel and Tarmac sections, and be funded by the county council and British Cycling.

If given planning permission, it would be the latest attraction at the 500-acre coastal attraction.

As well as a ski slope, the council-owned park is home to a new closed circuit cycle track, a revamped cafe restaurant called Yr Orsaf, and upgraded camping facilities.

A new miniature golf course could open as early as February, in time for half-term, while new toilet blocks are being built by the children’s play area and miniature railway.

Planning consent for infrastructure for a faster internet service was given over the summer, and a 12ft wooden bear sculpture is due to make the park his home in the new year.

Pembrey councillors Shirley Matthews and Hugh Shepardson backed the ongoing investment.

“The closed circuit cycle track has proven to be very popular with families and visitors,” said Cllr Matthews.

The newly-opened track was the setting for the first stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race in September 2018.

The council is keen to promote Carmarthenshire as a cycling hub of Wales, and is investing in a new path between Llandeilo and Carmarthen.

Cllr Matthews said the county was fortunate to have Pembrey Country Park in it.

“It is fantastic,” she said.

The council said the carved bear – sculpted by Simon Hedger, who lives near Carmarthen – could take up residence at the country park in February.

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