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Walking Pembrokeshire

Few sights can equal the grandeur of cliffs plunging into the sea, with seabirds wheeling and gliding on the onshore wind. But in summer, dramatic views are only part of the pleasure of walking a high coast cliff path. Where the cliff top has been left uncultivated, summer brings with it a display of flowers that revel in the sunshine. sea campion and thrift bloom among the rocks, with vetches and birdsfoot trefoil in the short grass, while on dry cliff tops, the bristly viper's bugloss can add patches of one of the most intense blues of any wildflower. For a fine example of the above take the route around Stackpool head.
( see below Marloes Peninsula and Barafund



Marloes Peninsula

Start at the National Trust car park taking a circular route around the peninsula and Marloes beach head back towards Marloes Beacon. Approx. 6.5 miles (11km)

The Dale peninsula starting at St Annes Head is another good circular route. the walk will take you along high cliff tops and down to sandy coves. Approx. 6 miles (10km).

Angle Peninsula, south of Milford Haven. Start at West Angle bay onward in a clockwise direction the view as you ascend the ridge and see Fresh Water West Beach is wonderful. Approx. distance 9 miles (15K).

Stack Rocks, Please check this route before travelling as it incorporates the Army Range and is not always accessible. However, the caves, hidden beaches and St Govan's Chapel make it a lovely stretch of the coastal path well worth the effort of checking when the ranges are open to the public.(I)(Please visit our climbing page for more information on the Army Ranges) Approx. distance 4.5 miles (7.5km).


Stackpole Quay to Bosherston Village you will pass probably the best along the beach in Britain (Barafundle) and on past the Bosherston lily ponds. You will have the pleasure of seeing these two wonderful sights twice for there is no circular route on this walk. Approx. 4.5 miles (7.5km).

Manobier, Starting at the car park you will have the option of going west and on the secluded Swanlake Bay. Approx. miles. (5KM). The second and shorter option is to follow the path East for a circular walk which you will return to the village.

 


St Davids Peninsula

Using the Cathedral as your starting point follow the country lanes north along the valley. At Treleddydfawr head across the country where you will meet up with the coastal path. You can then follow the path around the peninsula to Caerfai before returning to St David's. The total distance of this route approx. 15 miles (23Km).


An easier way to walk this route is via the following sections
4miles
- Whitesands to St David's Head and back via Carn Llidi 4 miles (6KM)
- Porthstinian to Porhtclais and return via country roads, 6 miles (10km)
- St David's to Porthclais and returns via Caerfia, 2 miles (3km)

The following routes now have the advantage of the Puffin shuttle service. This service runs between St David's and Milford Haven allowing for some excellent stretches of the coastal path to be walked without the need for a circular route.

- Solva to St David's
- Newgale to Solva
- Little Haven to Nolton Haven
- St Brides to Little Haven
- Dale to Martin's Haven

(! Please note: The Puffin Shuttle service is seasonal. For further information please contact 01437 764551 ext. 5227 for further details.)

Cardigan to Fishguard

Cemaes Head, a rugged and wild section with high cliffs. From the car park at Poppit near Cardigan taking the road up past the Youth Hostel. Follow the coast path on to Ceibwr bay and return across the country. A distance of approx. 9.5 miles(16KM)


Dinas Island, This is the rocky headland near to Fishguard. At either Cwm Yr Eglwys or Pwllgwaelod take the coastal path around the island, returning to your starting point via the valley that connects it to the mainland. A distance of approx. 3 miles(5KM)

Carregwasteg Point, site of the last invasion of Britain. Just before the village of Llanwnda near Fishguard cut across country towards the Ferry terminal. Pick up the Coastal Path and follow it around to Carregwastad point. If you then carry on to Strumble Head you will cover a distance of approx. 11 miles (18KM)

Strumble Head, this is a very unpopulated and wild stretch of the coastal path where spectacular cliffs have been shaped by the sea and westerly winds. At the car park south of Strumble Head follow the country lanes as far as the Strumble Lighthouse. Continue along the coastal path to Pwll Der, returning to the car park via the hill top and just enjoy the wonderful views of the Pen Caer peninsula. Total distance approx. 5.5 miles (9KM)


A final stretch starting at Porthgain, (the little fishing harbour along with a good pub and restaurant is worth the visit). Take a circular route onward past the (blue lagoon), the beach at Traeth Llyfn and return via Barry Island farm and Felindre House. Approx. distance 4 miles (6KM).

 


Tenby- Amroth

The first leg of Tenby to Saundersfoot you will pass the beaches of Tenby North, Water Winch, Monkstone and the Glen beach, Start at Tenby Harbour and finish at Saundersfoot Harbour. Approx. 4 miles (6KM). The second leg from Saundersfoot to Amroth is a straight route along the old tramway which takes in small tunnels leading to Coppit Hall beach and another into Wisemans Bridge. The route is approx 2.5 miles (4KM) one way.


Don't forget the walks away from the Coastal path!

Daugleddua Estuary along the Cleddua river in and around the villages of Llangwm, Lawreny, Cresswell and Coedcanlas.


Other leaflets are produced by SPARC (01834 860965) are

- Landersker Borderlands
- The Nights Way
- Miners Walk
- Ritec Walk
- All Saints Walk
- Lampeter Vale Walk
- Angle Peninsula Walk

- Narberth Country Walks.

(I can not confirm if these are still readily available or indeed have been updated.)

We shall shortly be adding information about the Pembrokeshire Greenway's Project. It suggests routes for walkers organised ramblers, cyclists or longer holidays which link with public transport.For further information on this project please contact 01437 764551 ext 5227.